The Science Cartoons Program

The Science Cartoons (SciToons) program was developed to engage STEM and non-STEM students and faculty in the creation of science animation. The SciToons model is a new approach for communicating scientific research and concepts to broad audience via storytelling, animation, high-quality multimedia and art to conceptualize and communicate science. The final SciToon videos are very compelling and engaging to a broad range of audiences. Dr. Oludurotimi Adetunji, Associate Dean of the College leads the initiative. 

Click here for a news article featuring the program.

National DNA DayNational DNA Day

In celebration of DNA Day, we hosted an event dubbed DNA Day with SciToons on April 4, 2016 in partnership with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the Granoff Center. This event was free and open to the public.

 

Completed and Evolving Science Animations Projects 

2017 

  • Biologically Inspired Engineering in collaboration with Professor Hanessh Kesari
  • Cosmic Microwave Background in collaboration with Professor Ian Dell'Antonio
  • Self Assembly in collaboration with Professor Matthew Zimmt 
  • Dual Stream (How does your brain see the world?) in collaboration with Professor Joo-Hyun Song
  • Solar energy project in collaboration with Professor Nitin Padture

2016

  • Mutations in collaboration with Professor Mark Johnson
  • Echolocation in collaboration with Professor James Simmons

2015 

  • Science and Action project in collaboration with Professor Lundy Braun
  • RNA Splicing in collaboration with Professor Williams Fairbrother
  • Climate and Weather in collaboration with Professor Baylor Fox-Kemper 

2014 

  • Graphene project in collaboration with Professor Nitin Padture
  • How do we see color project
  • The Human Microbiome project

2013 

  • Modelliing our Climate project in collaboration with Professor Stephen Porder
  • Conductive Polymers project

2011  

  • Rock project in collaboration with Professor Jan Tullis