Nature's Machines The Story of Biomechanist Mimi Koehl (Women's Adventures in Science)

Nature's Machines The Story of Biomechanist Mimi Koehl  (Women's Adventures in Science)

From college Homecoming Queen to award winning scientist, Mimi Koehl has found her way to a career in biomechanics exploring how living things survive in some very difficult conditions. The next time you take a walk along a craggy beach and you notice the creatures clinging to the rocks through the pounding of the surf, ask yourself how can they take the beating day after day? How do they hang on through it all? These are the questions that Mimi Koehl investigates. Mimi immerses herself in an environment taking measurements and studying how the laws of physics empower these valiant creatures. Her dedication and willingness to take on great workloads, led her to a teaching post at the University of California at Berkeley. In spite of being dyslexic, she graduated 18th in her high school class and graduated from Gettysburg College going on to do graduate work at Duke University. For any girl who is wondering about how she might fit into the world of scientists, Mimi Koehl will be a wonderful role model. This biography continues the Women's Adventures in Science series. 128 pages Ages 9-14

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