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Little Books. Big Dreams. by JeanFan Little Books. Big Dreams. by JeanFan
As some of you know, photography is my hobby. I am currently working towards my PhD in bioinformatics at Harvard and happen to be the only girl in my program this year. The lack of girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (collectively called STEM fields) is a general issue and (unfortunately) not limited to my program. Frustrated with the lack of girls in my program and field, earlier last year, I started cuSTEMized as a not-for-profit initiative to encourage girls to envision themselves in STEM. Our website, cuSTEMized.org, which went live yesterday, allows parents to customize our book, _'s Little Book of Big Dreams, along with other STEM motivational goodies to have their daughter's name and general appearance with the help of avatars. Parents can then download the book for free as an electronic PDF or contribute a donation to cover the costs of having the book printed. In this manner, we hope to create a truly customized message and reach each and every girl individually to help them envision themselves in STEM starting from a young age.

Please check it out!

cuSTEMized.org/



You can find more of cuSTEMized on:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cuSTEMized
Twitter: twitter.com/cuSTEMized
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/cuSTEMized

Thanks for the support,
Jean

PS: Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes :party:
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BlackJack0919 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I got the same issue when pursuing to be writing literature and practicing Yoga :XD: I was like the only boy in the class @.@ 

U have great courage to be in such a demanding program. Keep it up Jean ^^ 
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Rick-TinyWorlds Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014   Photographer
eww, Java code ... :D
Very cool idea!
In Germany I didn't experience that STEM problem, though.
I'm at a technology oriented university and we seem to have in average a ratio from 50/50 of women and men :)
(Maybe even a bit more women, since many usually score higher grades in finals and thus get easier accepted)
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HalfGeniusHalfWit Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
You are too adorable for words.  Such a wonderful project too, I was so happy to see it pick up so well :D
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PyrrhusiVictoria Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Jean, congratulations on finishing the project! I was really happy when I got the email via kickstarter the other day. And congratulations on your birthday too Party Best of luck to you guys!
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BlakeSteele Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woow.. Absolutely beautiful.. and happy late birthday! (hehe) Your art is truly inspiring. Definitely watching you now!
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elementalectrofunk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Every time i think i know how cool you are, you go and out cool yourself.
This is a fantastic idea.
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darkblood666 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Haven't come across your work in a while, and I came across this and it made me smile :)  again so simple and beautiful.
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conman--87 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
That's an awesome idea for a noble cause. I hope it gets the project reaches and inspires thousands and more. I hope you find the time to give us updates on this at some point. :)
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bimjo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I applaude your iniitiative and hope your project soars. :)
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