IN PERSON - P.J. Hoover - PROBLEM SOLVERS

Start: 
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Brazos Bookstore--
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Brazos Bookstore will be hosting P.J. Hoover in person on Saturday, October 8 at 3pm.

Face Masks are highly recommended for all adults and children over the age of 2.


When engineers are faced with an impossible problem, they don’t quit. They look for solutions.

These 15 women are coders and engineers who have faced impossible problems and found solutions. They are each doing amazing work in technical fields while facing unique challenges that are not equally faced by men. Some have faced work/life balance offsets and long-distance relationship challenges. Others have faced teen pregnancy, homelessness, and domestic abuse. Many may have not had the same technical encouragement growing up that their male colleagues had. 

Science has typically been considered a man’s field of study. There are all sorts of reasons why this is the case, though none of them is valid in today’s society. Women can and should be anything they want to be. 

Problem solving with science and math is everyone’s field, and it’s time for the world to see powerful women succeeding in it.


P. J. Hoover holds undergraduate degrees in both computer engineering and history, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering. She worked for 15 years as an engineer, designing computer chips for Motorola and Intel. She is now the author of over 30 books for kids, teens, and adults. In addition to her own books, Hoover actively writes social studies and science curriculum articles for various educational publishers. She lives in Austin, Texas. More information is available on her website: pjhoover.com.

Problem Solvers: 15 Innovative Women Engineers and Coders (Women of Power #7) By P. J. Hoover Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781641606387
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chicago Review Press - September 13th, 2022