STEM Comics

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Our research strives to improve STEM curriculum by producing science comics for use in K-12 education, college education, and adult learning.  A major difficulties in STEM education is the difficulty that students have in becoming engaged with the concepts and developing deeper comprehension. Our solution is the integration of comics into the curriculum as supportive teaching tools.

All comics are written by STEM educators; all art is commissioned from either professional or student artists.  Copyright on all comics is retained by the creators; comics may be used directly in classrooms with permission.

Science comics have been grouped based on their general background and courses that they may be best utilized with – a high-resolution file is accessible through each of the links below.  If you are interested in contributing to the assessment of the comics and their implementation, please let us know!

General Science and Engineering:

Uncertainty” – written by Dante Shepherd, drawn by Amanda Kahl

Data Analysis”  – written by Dante Shepherd, drawn by Beth Sparks

Assumptions” – written by Chris Cogswell and Dante Shepherd, drawn by Carey Pietsch

Chemical Engineering 

Mass and Energy Balances:

Recycle and Purge Streams” – written by Dante Shepherd, drawn by Matt Lubchansky

Thermodynamics:

Refrigeration Cycles” – written by Dante Shepherd, drawn by Monica Keszler

Fugacity” – written by Dante Shepherd, drawn by Joan Cooke

Transport:

Heat Exchangers” – written by Dante Shepherd, drawn by Matt Lubchansky

Process Controls:

PID Controls” – written by Dante Shepherd, drawn by Mary J. Lai