Gillian King-Cargile

Gillian King-Cargile is the founder and director of Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read, which introduces readers to the science behind popular fiction. She is also the author of several books and stories for adults and children, including the Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure Series (The Toy and the Twister, The Toy and the Tide Pool, The Toy and the Test Drive). Her books tell fun, fast-paced stories that incorporate STEM concepts aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. If she’s not preparing one of our amazing STEM Read field trips or camp experiences you may find her interviewing creative authors and STEM professionals as the host of the STEM Read Podcast on NPR.