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Book details
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure / General
  • Age Range (years):13 and up
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Save The World
  • Series Number:3
  • Pages:196
  • Paperback ISBN:9798989399215

Hurricane Dorian and the FEMA House

A STEM Novel

by Stephen Wood

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Join middle school kids in a thrilling adventure, first surviving Category 5 Hurricane Dorian and then teaming up with other friends and a college student to design, develop, build, and test an automatically deployable house to save lives. A house that FEMA can use throughout most areas of the world to aid people without homes after their houses have been destroyed by climate or manmade events. Dive into the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) as Diane, Bronwyn, Dean, and Thomas use what they have learned in earlier adventures to help save the world while overcoming a killer that tracks them across Puerto Rico and Florida.
Venture into the compelling narrative of 'Hurricane Dorian and the FEMA House' where Diane, Bronwyn, Dean, and Thomas embark on a mission to design, develop, construct, and test a house that can be deployed anywhere in the world, including the oceans, with college students from the Florida Institute of Technology. Their journey of exploration and revelation of implementing high-tech into the design of emergency housing that can be deployed anywhere leads them to beautiful Puerto Rico. Diane and her friends challenge their abilities and nerves as they are chased across Puerto Rico and Florida by an ex-student whom they helped get expelled from Florida Institute of Technology's Ocean Engineering Program. This STEM-focused book seamlessly integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math into a dynamic narrative. Follow their design techniques and system development of the FEMA House as they push the boundaries of technology to help save lives
About the author
Dr. Stephen Wood, a distinguished professional engineer and head of the Ocean Engineering program at the Florida Institute of Technology, infuses 'Hurricane Dorian and the FEMA House with authenticity. With over two decades of experience teaching Ocean Engineering, Dr. Wood's expertise forms the bedrock of this thought-provoking tale while including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) as a primary focus of the story. Holding degrees from renowned institutions including the University of Rhode Island, University of Miami, and Oregon State University, Dr. Wood's passion for oceanic exploration and engineering excellence shines through his storytelling. His extensive academic repertoire spans Ocean Engineering Design, Underwater Robotics, Fluid Mechanics, and more. Dr. Wood's dedication to education and environmental awareness permeates every page of 'Hurricane Dorian and the FEMA House,' offering readers an engaging and informative experience that resonates with the realities of our world.