Comics help physics students learn concepts

The Mexican cartoonist Juanele has a full-time job as a university physics professor; Juan Manuel Ramirez de Arellano teaches at the Mexico City campus of the Tecnologico de Monterrey. He combines those two activities by using comics to help his students understand concepts, and he gave a presentation, March 6, at San Diego Comic Fest called “Science and Comics in the Classroom: an Experience in Mexico.”“Science and comics are about my personality, and they are a complement to each other,” Juanele said.Juanele utilizes that combination for his classes.“In the classroom I find a good place to be creative about comics and science,” he said. “My students seem to like what I do.”The San Diego Comic Fest presentation included Juanele’s own comics but also refer
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