Author and Google Techie, Komal Singh Presents: Ara the Star Engineer!

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:00pm

Google techie ​Komal Singh​ was taken aback by her four-year-old daughter’s assumption that all engineers are men. So she joined forces with colleagues and wrote ​Ara the Star Engineer.​ 

Recommended for ages 4-8 years, Ara will inspire kids of all backgrounds to explore STEM subjects by distilling complex ideas into an algorithm for success: coding, courage, creativity, and collaboration. The book also features real-life women engineering leaders of Google from diverse backgrounds.

Come join Komal as she reads from the book and shares video clips about the book’s female engineer superheroes, then participate in an exciting hands-on experience with a Google VR Expedition.


Komal Singh is a techie by day and a storyteller mom by night - one who loves coding and
cupcakes, data crunching and day dreaming, pottery making and program planning. 

Singh is passionate about using technology as an enabler and an equalizer for all. She takes
part in kids’ coding clubs, sits on hackathon judge panels, and volunteers with nonprofits on
technology development. Komal grew up in India and studied Computer Science at Delhi
University and later moved to Canada to complete her Masters’ degree in C.S from Simon
Fraser University. 

She has worked as a software engineer with tech consulting firms and is
currently an Engineering Program Manager at Google. Komal lives in Waterloo, Canada, with
her husband and two children.

Ara the Star Engineer Cover Image
By Komal Singh, Ipek Konak (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781989025055
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Two Books, Inc. - October 16th, 2018