A new children’s engineering book has launched called Exploring Careers with Kids: ABCs of Civil Engineering, which is part of a series helping to improve childhood interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Because of the decrease in enrollment and graduation of engineers, there is concern in the industry and nation related to failing infrastructure and innovation in the sciences. There is a growing need to help children choose professions that will help improve the standard of living and keep the nation on the leading edge of science and technology. The book is the first in a series aimed at kindling early interest.
More information can be found on the Exploring Careers with Kids website at: http://ExploringCareerswithKids.com.
The site provides a valuable information resource, with interviews with professionals working in different careers who can share their views on the profession and career path, along with links to other sites, and in depth looks at the books that are all designed with children in mind.
ABCs of Civil Engineering is the first in the series of specialist children’s books, and focuses on a wide range of engineering topics, ranging from Aqueduct to Zebra Mussel. The rhyming and photography of key engineering works across the USA start an adventure of exploring opportunities appropriate for toddlers and children reading with their parents.
Following on from ABCs of Civil Engineering are ABCs of Mining and ABCs of Water Resources Engineering, both coming soon, with themes that children will enjoy reading. An activity version of ABCs of Civil Engineering is also available for older children.
The books are written by Ben Willardson, who is the father of five active children, and who works as a civil engineer. He grew up in Utah, and spent two years in Brazil on a church mission, which provided him with a broader world view. He graduated from Utah State University with a masters degree and went on to earn a PhD at the University of Southern California.
The ABCs of Civil Engineering is available on Amazon both in paperback and ebook format, where interested parties can look inside the book to get a sneak preview before they buy. Further details can be found at: https://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Careers-Kids-Civil-Engineering/dp/1532873247/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1467767945&sr=1-1.
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