Engaging Teenagers with Science Through Comics

Friday, 13 February 2015: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room LL20A (San Jose Convention Center)
Judy Diamond, University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, NE
Graphic novels or comics are powerful tools to motivate youth to become interested in science. Embedding science concepts into a story with graphics that appeal to teen culture makes abstract content approachable, stimulates youth interest, and promotes learning. This presentation will discuss the goals of the NIH-funded World of Viruses and Biology of Human comic series and the research results that supports using these approaches.