This summer, The Southern Nevada Section of the American Chemical Society will serve as a research site for ACS Project SEED, a paid summer internship program for two economically disadvantaged high school students in Southern Nevada. Student interns will use their artistic abilities to make graphic novels about Chemistry.
Project Title: Chemistry Graphic Novel
Duration: 10 weeks
Chemistry can be a difficult area of study for most high school students. In recent years, graphic novels have become popular among teenagers. The goal of this project is to create a new mode of learning through graphic novels that will increase student engagement and understanding of chemistry. Students will learn about a unit of chemistry, then create a graphic novel to teach all of the concepts within that unit. The product will be at high-school level, align with the Next Generation Science Standards, utilize real world data and examples and incorporate assessments. If there is time, additional units will be created.
Eligibility: Economically disadvantaged high school students. One year of Chemistry is preferred, but not required.
Students who participate in this program will receive a stipend as well as resources to create the graphic novel including:
- A Surface Pro and Pen
- Software: Clip Studio Paint Pro
- Access to eBook: Chemistry a Molecular Approach (Tro)
- Access to eBook: Chemistry in the Community (ACS)
If you are interested, or have any questions, please email SNS-ACS Chair and Project SEED Coordinator, Hokunani Keehu at firstname.lastname@example.org.