STEAM-Powered Careers Collection

STEAM-Powered Careers Collection

Science. Technology. Engineering. Art. Math.

STEAM-Powered Books

Are you ready for a science adventure? Follow us to the STEAM clubhouse, where we can ask questions, explore new places, and meet real-life scientists. Together, we’ll discover STEAM all around us and learn ways we can be a part of it too! 

Room to Read’s STEAM-Powered Careers collection presents 10 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-themed books to inspire first through third graders about the wide variety of groundbreaking and exciting STEAM careers that they can start exploring right now. Created in collaboration with scientists, staff and faculty from the University of Southern California (USC), the collection explores topics ranging from polar science to gastroenterology to nanotechnology and more.

Books feature a trio of fun characters and their animal friends, with each title illustrating a day in the life of a working USC scientist, many of whom come from underrepresented communities in STEAM. Each book highlights the present and future of a unique field and offers resources and more information for classroom use. The collection will be printed and distributed starting with communities surrounding USC in 2022. 

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Keep your students' curiosity going with hands-on activities they can do at home or at school. You'll find a lesson plan in English and Spanish for each book below.

Watch STEAM-Powered Careers Episodes


Watch STEAM-Powered Careers Episodes

Episode 1: Polar + Data Science
Episode 2: Gastroenterology + Nanotechnology
Episode 3: Building + Designing
Episode 4: Body Helpers