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Dr. Kate Biberdorf        

Science Entertainer, Professor & Author Known as Kate the Chemist

Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a chemist, science entertainer, and professor at The University of Texas. Through her theatrical and hands-on approach to teaching, Dr. Biberdorf is breaking down the image of the stereotypical scientist while reaching students who might otherwise be intimidated by science. Students' emotional responses, rather than rote memorization of facts, are key to the 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. She has appeared on The Today Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, NBC Nightly News, the Wendy Williams Show, the Rachael Ray Show, and Late Night with Stephen Colbert.

Dr. Biberdorf is the author of the bestseller "The Big Book of Experiments," a full-color non-fiction book featuring 25 fun, kid-friendly experiments kids can do in their own kitchens. It was such a hit with kids across the country that Amazon selected it as one of their Best Books of 2020. Her much anticipated follow-up book, "The Awesome Book of Edible Experiments," was released in 2021.

She is also the author of the "Kate the Chemist" fiction series that features a 10-year-old Kate the Chemist who, along with her friends and little brother Liam, solves problems in her community with the help of science. This five-book series shows kids that science truly is everywhere. The fourth installment, "The Birthday Blastoff," was also released in 2021.

In addition to the fiction series, Dr. Biberdorf's "It's Elemental; The Hidden Chemistry in Everything," is about the ways we experience chemistry in our every day life. In "It's Elemental, she demystifies the fundamental principles of the science that may have eluded you in high school and shows how chemistry comes alive in everything we do.

Dr. Biberdorf lives in Austin Texas with her husband, two dogs, and one very grumpy cat.

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