Frederick, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/18/2014 -- In 2008, author and educator David Janosz began to search for picture books to read to his oldest son, and noticed a discrepancy in the works available.
“I noticed that there were a large number of books available about people working in a limited few professions like fire fighters, artists, athletes and celebrities, rather than books about more prevalent occupations,” Janosz says.
Further, the author could find no books related to engineering, one of the world’s most popular professions.
With the release of ‘Engineers Decide’, an interactive iBook available for free through March 31, 2014 in 51 countries supported by iBooks, Janosz hopes to fill the gap in the market.
"I wrote and published 'Engineers Decide' because I want every young person to be able to envision himself or herself doing engineering," he says. "I know that most will not become engineers, but too many children never even see the possibility."
Ideal for parents or teachers with children ages five through ten, ‘Engineers Decide’ explains that engineering isn’t about “things” but about individuals, inspired to bring forth the discoveries that will change our world. By instilling the joy of designing the future – whether as part of a team or working solo – ‘Engineers Decide’ ignites children’s curiosity to the wonders of applying their imagination to meet fresh challenges.
Awaken the young engineer within your student or child! Ideal for ages five through ten, Engineers Decide explains that engineering isn’t about “things” but about individuals, inspired to bring forth the discoveries that will change our world. By instilling the joy of designing the future – whether as part of a team or working solo – Engineers Decide ignites children’s curiosity to the wonders of applying their imagination to meet fresh challenges. Engineers deciding upon solutions for product development, as well as all sorts of inventions familiar to children, are described simply and depicted with colorful artwork. And photos show children actively participating in the adventure of discovering next-generation technology. Filled with interactive graphics and videos, Engineers Decide stirs tomorrow’s engineers to realize their potential by exploring this exciting field.
Janosz employed his own decades of experience as an educator while creating the book.
“We used colorful, vibrant artwork and simple, effective language. Photos show children actively participating in the adventure of discovering next-generation technology,” he says. “Further, the iBook is filled with interactive graphics, videos, and a drawing scratchpad. It’s truly about exploration, not just teaching.”
‘Engineers Decide’ is available now and can be downloaded from the iBooks Store on an iPad or OSX Mavericks. The iBook is free through March 31, 2014 in 51 countries supported by iBooks.
To download the iBook, visit: http://tinyurl.com/engineersdecide
The trailer video for the book can be viewed at: http://youtu.be/1_ubtzPq2-Y
About David A. Janosz, Jr.
David A. Janosz, Jr. is an educator with eighteen years experience designing and delivering STEM education programs nationally and internationally with a focus on technology and engineering topics. He resides in Maywood, NJ, is married and a father of three young children.
Diana Chelaru provided original artwork to serve as the primary illustrations for Engineers Decide. Ms. Chelaru is an artist from Nyack, NY.
Teach Ingenuity Concepts LLC is a small business that focuses on publishing and consulting related to technology and engineering education and STEM for grade levels Pre-K through twelve.