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Introducing... STEAMTeam 5 Chronicles: Mystery of the Haunted Cider Mill on Amazon!

It's almost Halloween, and Ariana Artist and the other members of STEAMTeam 5 set out to solve the mystery surrounding the Old Cider Mill, where something terrible happened long ago, and legends say it's been haunted by a tortured spirit for 150 years! Get ready for spine-tingling chills and unexpected twists in this Halloween tale that has all the makings of a timeless, autumn classic.


Order STEAMTeam 5: The Beginning on Amazon!

Our first book is available in hardcover, softcover, and Kindle on Amazon now! Looking for eBooks, kits for educators, and fun STEAMTeam® merchandise? Shop here!


"Doing Science on Paula Sands Live!

We had a great time "doing science" on Paula Sands Live! Check out these fun experiments that we did with her and during our school visits! Follow these instructions for Making Elephant Toothpaste, Building Newton's Car, and Creating a Storm in a Jar!

Doing Science with Paula Sands

Our Kickstarter for Book #2, STEAMTeam 5: Mystery at Makerspace, was successfully funded!

We're printing it now, and it will be available for purchase this month! Thank you to all of our fans who helped make it happen!



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STEAMTeam 5 at the United Nations!

We were honored to be asked to speak at the 3rd Annual Women & Girls in Science forum at the United Nations.

STEAMTeam 5: Mystery at Makerspace
STEAMTeam 5: The Beginning


STEAMTEAM 5: The Beginning is a children’s book that tells the story of five amazing girls who use science, technology, engineering, art, and math to do amazing things.

But this is much more than just a book. It’s the beginning of a movement to attract girls to careers in STEM/STEAM. This book is the first volume of a fictional universe built around these characters, designed to grow so that they can serve as ongoing role models for young girls.

Watch this video to learn why we launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund this first book last Summer.

Girl Scout Leaders, request a review copy of the book and a free Troop Activity Kit.

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Our STEAMTeam 5 Backstory

Greg and K

When my daughter was born, like many parents, my wife and I were concerned about what the world would look like when she grows up. Will there even BE jobs? We decided to take the responsibility upon ourselves to make sure she was prepared for any possible future.

“Science, technology, engineering, and math” — STEM. It’s all you hear about these days. But I soon became painfully aware of the shortage of STEM/STEAM role models and stories aimed specifically at young girls.

I work from home and have the flexibility to take an active role in my daughter’s education. From a very early age, we’ve taught her to ask lots of questions, solve problems creatively, build things, use computers, and have a blast while doing it!

I’m taking the opportunity to teach her self-reliance and empowerment through directed playtime. When we play with her Barbies, I weave in stories in which the dolls used STEAM “superpowers” to do cool stuff, like rescuing animals, solving problems, inventing products, and starting companies. My daughter no longer asks to play dolls; she asks “Can we play Company?”

Whenever my wife or I mention these stories to parents, their eyes light up, and they want to know how they could get these stories for their own kids.

My long-time friend and business partner, Pam Metivier, is a gifted writer and online marketer extraordinaire. We started a new company to write and launch STEAMTEAM 5 so that parents everywhere can inspire their daughters with great role models.

Our mission is to make STEAMTEAM 5 a household name among parents. Our book, “The Beginning,” is just that. Pam and I welcome you to join us on this mission!

— Greg Helmstetter

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Our STEAMTeam 5 Characters

STEAMTeam 5: Sandia ScientistSandia Scientist
Sandia loves astronomy, quantum physics, chemistry, biology, forensics, exploring, and solving mysteries. She is always asking questions, testing her assumptions, and loves doing experiments to prove herself wrong. She enjoys surfing with her dog, Phyto.

STEAMTeam 5: Treeka TechnologistTreeka Technologist
Treeka (Teresa) has been taking stuff apart and programming since age four, when she modified her toy talking teddy bear to say “good idea, Treeks” no matter what she said. She loves puzzles, cryptography, lock picking, and meditation. Her favorite programming language is a secret, but she does know the air-speed velocity of an unladen African swallow.

STEAMTeam 5: Evelyn EngineerEvelyn Engineer
Evelyn has been tinkering and inventing things since before she could talk. She loves cars, airplanes, robotics, boobytraps, and scuba diving. She always carries a multi-tool, can fix just about anything, and she’s a national champion at building miniature medieval siege weapons out of matchsticks.

STEAMTeam 5: Ariana ArtistAriana Artist
Ariana loves designing and creating in any medium, including drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry making, Photoshop, 3D animation, and electronic music. Her web design business funds her passion for travel photography. She likes spaghetti westerns and her favorite Dutch Master is Vermeer.

STEAMTeam 5: Mattie MathematicianMattie Mathematician
Mattie (Madeline) has loved numbers and logic for as long as she can remember. She is fascinated by patterns in nature and likes to explain herself with diagrams on napkins and whiteboards. She plays guitar, knows Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and suspects that the universe is a simulation.

STEAMTeam 5: Mystery Member???
STEAMTEAM 5 has a mystery member, to be announced in book #4.


Pam is a partner at Monsoon Strategy, whose clients include Apple, Amazon.com, Intel, Hitachi, TASER International, Cold Stone Creamery, Paul Allen’s Vulcan Group, and the Phoenix Art Museum. She specializes in product marketing, strategic marketing, and customer acquisition and retention. She previously co-founded two Silicon Valley startups and wrote the bestselling “Affiliate Selling: Building Revenue on the Web.” She and her 11-year-old son live in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Greg is a partner at Monsoon Strategy, which specializes in product marketing, marketing strategy, and investor market validation and due diligence. He was previously co-founder and CEO of myGoals.com and co-founder of CrossCommerce. He received his MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School. He is currently a digital nomad, traveling the world with his wife and daughter.

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