A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Kate Biberdorf

Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a scientist, science entertainer and professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Through her theatrical and hands-on approach to teaching, Dr. Biberdorf is breaking down the image of the stereotypical scientist, while reaching students who might otherwise be intimidated by science. Students' emotional responses, rather than rote memorization of facts, are key to Biberdorf's dynamic approach to her program, as well as science in general. Her exciting and engaging program leaves audiences with a positive, memorable impression of science — all while diminishing the stigma around women in science. She has appeared on The Today Show, Wendy Williams Show, Late Night with Stephen Colbert and many others. Her book is "The STEM Night Disaster (Kate the Chemist)."

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Scheduled events:
Kate the Chemist: Everyone Is a Scientist
In the Kate the Chemist series, Kate and her friends design science projects and use chemistry to solve mysteries at their school. Kate Bieberdorf will do a live experiment like the ones performed by Kate in her books.

Tucson Unified School District Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Children / Teens

Panelist: Kate Biberdorf
Moderator: Jennifer Flores

The STEM Night Disaster
Children / Teens
January 2021
ISBN 9780593116616
144 pages
$12.99, INSTORE
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The Great Escape
Children / Teens
September 2020
ISBN 9780593116586
Hardcover, 144 pages

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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