Raising awareness of Asian scientists in children's books

Among the six scientists featured in the books is home-grown Chou Loke Ming, a coral expert whose work contributed to the establishment of Singapore's first marine park - Sisters' Islands Marine Park.
Among the six scientists featured in the books is home-grown Chou Loke Ming, a coral expert whose work contributed to the establishment of Singapore's first marine park - Sisters' Islands Marine Park.PHOTO: WILDTYPE MEDIA GROUP

A local publisher is trying to break the stereotype of a scientist as a Caucasian man in a white lab coat by publishing a series of children's books that star Asian scientists.

Wildtype Media Group chief executive Juliana Chan, whose fundraising campaign went live at midnight yesterday, said: "We believe that science is for everyone, not least the 60 per cent of the global population that lives in Asia."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2018, with the headline 'Raising awareness of Asian scientists in children's books'. Subscribe