With the support of the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, Stark Library presents Kate the Chemist. Also known as Dr. Kate Biberdorf, the dynamic science entertainer is breaking stereotypes and blowing stuff up - all in a good pair of heels.
Through her theatrical and hands-on approach to teaching, Dr. Kate Biberdorf is breaking down the image of the stereotypical scientist, while reaching students that might otherwise be intimidated by science. Students’ emotional responses, rather than rote memorization of facts, is key to Biberdorf ’s dynamic approach to her program, as well as science in general. Her exciting and engaging program leaves audiences with a positive, memorable impression of science – all while diminishing the stigma around women in science. Dr. Biberdorf is the author of Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments, a collection of 25 kid-friendly science experiments that come prepared with a messiness factor rating and a note from Kate about how each experiment works. She released Dragons vs. Unicorns, a children's novel, in 2020. Her latest book is It's Elemental: Chemistry in Everything, released in the Summer of 2021.It's a chemistry guide that explains the science we experience every day.
Dr. Kate has appeared on The Today Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, NBC Nightly News, The Wendy Williams Show and Late Night with Stephen Colbert.
Dr. Biberdorf lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two dogs (and one very grumpy cat.)
A limited number of free book signing tickets will be available on a a first come, first serve basis at the Canton Palace Theatre on the evening of the event.