Penny Norman, Ph.D. earned a doctoral degree in Biophysics from U.C. Berkeley.
he became involved with the development of primary grade science materials through volunteer work, which she began as her own children started school.
The ScienceWiz Books and Kits created by Dr. Penny Norman have received awards from Scientific American, Good Morning America, Dr. Toy, National Parenting Magazine, American Specialty Toy Retail Association, Creative Child Magazine and Woman's Day Magazine, to name but a few. The ScienceWiz line has also been covered by NPR radio on Science Friday and received accolades from the Women's Society of the IEEE.