Rania Eldam ’16
Geology graduate student and author Rania Eldam started brainstorming an idea for a children’s book series a few years ago. “We don’t see many children’s book series where little girls are the main characters and aren’t pretty princesses or fairies,” Eldam said. “It’s always been so important to me to merge those two ideas. I was the girl who wore princess dresses, but my mom would get furious with me, because I’d also be in the dirt scrounging around for plants or rocks.” With each book in the series having a STEM focus, each narrative presents real-world scenarios and gives children ideas about how to approach a problem.