This paper presents the opportunity gap for comics in engineering education, through reflections from a team redesigning a mechanical engineering syllabi using illustrations. To increase a sense of belonging among diverse students, the authors of this paper propose a graphic narrative focused on the curriculum of the mechanical engineering department at a large public university in Western United States. We hope that this paper addresses the underutilized and largely missed opportunity to add engagement, better conceptual understanding, and improve inclusion in engineering classrooms through incorporating visual illustrations.
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Totman, Addison; Bhaduri, Sreyoshi; Pakala, Krishna; Edwards, Cherie D.; and Soledad, Michelle. (2022). "Engineering Instruction, Inclusion, and Comics: Reflections from a Student Illustrator and an Instructor". In 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition (no. 37520). American Society for Engineering Education.