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The Amazing Adventures of the Princesses from Planet STEM - book launch press release

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This new book for girls ages 5-9 about STEM careers launches today by Dr. Erin Albert.

This new book for girls ages 5-9 about STEM careers launches today by Dr. Erin Albert.

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  • 1.   New  Book  Engaging  Girls  Ages  5-­‐9  in  STEM  Careers  Launches:   The  Amazing  Adventures  of  the  Princesses  from  Planet  STEM         March  12,  2014     (INDIANAPOLIS)  -­‐  Girls  and  STEM  careers  –  Science,  Technology,  Engineering  and  Math  –  have  not   always  lived  happily  ever  after  together.    The  statistics  show  in  Indiana  and  elsewhere,  girls  are  still   academically  underperforming  boys  in  STEM  education.    One  native  Hoosier,  woman,  and  STEM   professor  decided  to  take  action  and  help  develop  a  book  to  encourage  young  girls  to  get  excited   about  STEM  careers.     Dr.  Erin  Albert,  author,  pharmacist,  lawyer,  and  assistant  professor  of  pharmacy  practice  at  Butler   University  has  written  a  new  book  for  girls  and  STEM,  The  Amazing  Adventures  of  the  Princesses   from  Planet  STEM  (Mascot  Books,  2014).     “I  read  about  the  underperformance  of  girls  vs.  boys  on  AP  testing  across  the  board  in  the  state  of   Indiana  from  the  Status  of  Girls  in  Indiana  2013  report  by  St.  Mary’s  College,  and  found  it  disturbing,”   according  to  Albert.    “Also,  as  a  first  generation  STEM  college  grad  and  native  Hoosier  myself,  I   wanted  to  see  if  I  could  give  back  and  help  solve  this  problem  while  employing  my  own  strengths  and   talents  as  a  writer  to  create  a  win-­‐win.”     Dr.  Albert  not  only  wrote  the  children’s  book  for  girls  ages  5-­‐9,  but  she  also  ran  a  successfully  funded   Kickstarter  campaign  last  fall  to  give  enough  copies  away  to  all  approximately  440  Indiana  public   library  facilities.    “It’s  one  thing  to  write  and  publish  a  book,  it’s  another  entirely  different  thing  to  get   the  book  into  the  hands  of  girls  to  create  positive  change,”  stated  Albert.    “I  am  extremely   appreciative  of  the  120+  backers  we  had  fund  this  project,  and  am  thrilled  to  ensure  that  they  along   with  the  girls  of  Indiana  get  this  book  first.”     The  book  has  been  illustrated  by  local  artist  Pam  Fraizer  of  Fraizer  Designs.    Hardcopies  of  the  book   are  available  directly  from  the  publisher:  http://tinyurl.com/STEMPrincessTheBook.    Ebooks  will  be   available  through  various  online  retailers  in  the  future.    Also,  a  Facebook  fanpage  for  the  book  has   been  created,  https://www.facebook.com/STEMprincess,  and  a  Pinterest  board  focus  on  STEM  for   girls  as  well:  http://www.pinterest.com/ea6603/stemprincess/.    The  hashtag  for  the  project  across   social  media  is  #STEMPrincess.     About  the  author:  Erin  Albert,  RPh,  MBA,  PharmD,  JD  is  an  assistant  professor  of  pharmacy  practice   and  director  of  continuing  education  and  preceptor  development  at  Butler  University  College  of   Pharmacy  and  Health  Sciences  in  Indianapolis,  IN.    She  also  is  an  entrepreneur  and  founder  of  two   companies  (Pharm,  LLC  and  Yuspie,  LLC),  and  has  written  and  published  7  other  books  on   entrepreneurship,  pharmacy  practice,  law,  and  economic  development.    She  is  from  Indiana.    For   more  about  Dr.  Albert,  see:  www.erinalbert.com.    About  Pharm,  LLC:    Pharm,  LLC  is  a  coaching,   consulting  and  development  organization  founded  by  Dr.  Albert  to  help  others  enhance  their  own   careers  in  the  pharmaceutical,  biotechnology  and  life  science  industries.      

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