Author: Pendred Noyce
When the Russian scientist Professor Gufov accuses Clinton of stealing his invention, all Mae and Clinton want to do is get away and work on their science project. But that’s before a Dudette from the future tells them about the Galactic Academy of Science and sends them on a mission back in time to beef up their scientific knowledge. Mae and Clinton meet Dmitri Mendeleev, Niels Bohr, John Bardeen, William Shockley, and Robert Noyce. They break up a seance, escape the Gestapo, jump from a plane, and then return with enough understanding of how electronics work that they can tackle the mystery of the Russian scientist and search for the missing diamond chip.
Pendred Noyce is a physician, educator, and children’s author dedicated to science education. In 1992, she helped establish the Noyce Foundation in memory of her father, Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit (computer chip) and founder of Intel. The foundation supports math and science education for K-12 students. She also spent nine years helping to lead a statewide math/science improvement effort in Massachusetts, working on standards, assessment, partnerships, teacher training, and parent involvement.