CaT Bobino is a speaker, radio and tv host, biologist, professor, STEM organizer, and author. CaT Bobino is spreading the knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math on various media and in the community. She been a guest speaker for numerous organizations.
She has been featured on the show, Genius, with Stephen Hawking.
She has also written, directed, and starred in programs for KQED. She also hosts her own weekly show, In the Know with Cat Bobino, where she interviews diverse STEM professionals to showcase the array of opportunities available for students interested in STEM. She currently teaches Animal Biology at California State University.
As the founder of In The Know Consulting LLC, a family run company, she focuses on STEM education in and outside of the classroom. The goal of this consulting company is to bring STEM to life through mentorship, demonstrations, dynamic speeches, written materials, and social media. She organizes trips to various STEM centers. At only 35, how does she do it all? To find out, read her book, In the Know, which is available on Amazon.
In the know is a self-help book for parents with children interested in STEM fields. As a social scientist and a mother of two daughters, I was really glad to have this resource. Both my children are naturally gifted in performing arts. But my love and knowledge of STEM wants to them to love and appreciate STEM too. This book is unlike other help guides. This book is more of an autobiography of Cat Bobino’s life combined with places for the reader to make journal entries. The book has 14 short chapters. Each chapter is filled with inspiration and wealth of knowledge. It covers the importance of reading, networking, traveling, expecting, and impressing. Although it is a parent book, this book would also serve as a great gift to middle school students heading to high school.
Although STEM careers offer a variety of opportunities with job security and growth, studies show a huge disparity between the number of students who express interest in STEM degree programs and the number who actually enter them. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs have played a significant role in driving the modern economy. In fact, the growth of STEM jobs are three times faster than that of non-STEM jobs in the United States over the last decade (US Department of Commerce, 2011). Most STEM jobs require a postsecondary degree or other advanced technical training. Previous research indicates that family background, financial resources, and parent's academic achievement can be used to predict whether a student will enroll in a STEM major. Inadequate preparation for higher level STEM skills and other aspects of college readiness also deter the number of students entering STEM fields (Wang, 2013).
In sum, there are a demand for STEM workers and STEM jobs pay well. Therefore, parents should be encouraging their children to at least be skilled in the field whether or not they choose to pursue it. Bobino’s book gives the necessary support you need to guide your child on the right path. The book is personable, memorable, relatable, and easy to read. CaT Bobino is a STEM Ambassador who has it going on and is in the know!!!