Katherine Richardson Bruna receives additional funding to create a mosquito-themed science comic book

December 9, 2019

Katherine Richardson Bruna, professor in the School of Education, received $153,445 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand her current Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) project, ‘Young Scientists and Ambitious Teachers Improving Health in an Urban Ecosystem.’ The objective of the foundational 5-year funding is to promote authentic science learning and ambitious teaching while familiarizing historically-excluded youth with science pursuits through the Mosquitoes & Me program. Youths in the program learn about mosquitoes and human health. The additional funds will be used to engage Mosquitoes & Me youth participants in science comics creation. They will work with a Marvel Comics author/illustrator to publish a professional comic book that conveys mosquito science and public health information to the broad public.

Contact Details:

Name: Katherine Richardson Bruna
Phone: 515-294-4144
Department: in the School of Education