Three generations of Women in STEM —
When Heather's mother took this picture of her at a science fair in 1991, she had no idea that Heather would grow up to become a NASA intern and that they would write two science books together. "When I was in middle school, my science research teacher took me under his wing and encouraged my research ambitions," says Heather Reis Tomasello from Florida.
"This small investment of his time and encouragement multiplied exponentially, as I went on to internships at NASA and a large community hospital. I also competed at the international science fair, and paid for half of my college education with scholarships resulting from my science fair awards."