Friday, March 25 2022 | Richard D. Hunt/Daniel Stolte
Imagine a world where chemical elements aren’t cryptic acronyms but charismatic superheroes; where molecules aren’t formulas but heavy metal bands; and where chemical reactions play out in suspenseful story plots rather than a bunch of abstract symbols and lifeless numbers. Welcome to the world of Colleen Kelley, a chemistry instructor at the University of Arizona.
Crediting herself with a “wild imagination,” Kelley has teamed up with a graphic artist to turn otherwise drab concepts into exciting learning experiences via chemistry comic books. Her goal: Change chemistry education to engage eager learners between the ages of 8 and 12. Read More