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Ella the Electron

A comic book that tells the story of a single electron traveling through a silicon solar cell, illustrating the physics and chemistry behind how electric current is generated in solar panels. Created in collaboration with the Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies Research Center.

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Using design-based research to improve peer help-giving in a middle school math classroom

Mawasi, A., Ahmed, I., Walker, E., Wang, S., Marasli, Z., Whitehurst, A., & Wylie, R.
International Conference on the Learning Sciences. 

Neutrality, “New” Digital Divide, and Openness Paradox: Equity in Learning Environments Mediated by Educational Technology

Areej Mawasi, Arizona State University Earl Aguilera, Frenso State University Ruth Wylie, Arizona State University Elisabeth Gee, Arizona State University

Facing the Pariah of Science: The Frankenstein Myth as a Social and Ethical Reference for Scientists

 Peter Nagy,  Ruth Wylie, Joey Eschrich, Ed Finn Science and Engineering Ethics

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Co-Design for Learner Help-Giving Across Physical and Digital Contexts

Ahmed, I., Girotto, V., Mawasi, A., Whitehurst, A., Wylie, R., & Walker, E.
International Conference on the Learning Sciences

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Investigating help-giving behavior in a cross-platform learning environment

Ahmed, I., Mawasi, A., Wang, S., Wylie, R., Bergner, Y., Whitehurst, A., & Walker, E
International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education

Frankenstein at 200

by Jennifer Schuessler The New York Times

ASU Chamber Orchestra: ‘Frankenstein!’ at Mesa Arts Center

Buy tickets The Jeffery Meyer conducts the ASU Chamber Orchestra as they embark on a musical exploration of Frankenstein themes as part of the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project. Concerts at

ASU Chamber Orchestra: Frankenstein! at ASU Gammage

Buy Tickets Frankenstein! Part of the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project ASU Chamber Orchestra Jeffery Meyer, Conductor David Schildkret, Chansonnier The ASU Chamber Orchestra embarks on a musical exploration of Frankenstein


A collaborative reading experiment with Mary Shelley’s classic novel.

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Frankenbook: collective annotations on Mary Shelley’s 200 year old novel “Frankenstein”

By Cory Doctorow Boing Boing

200 Years of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece as a Lens on Today’s Most Pressing Questions of Science, Ethics, and Human Creativity

By Maria Popova Brain Pickings

What have we learned from science’s most infamous doctor-patient relationship?

Massive Science

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The Enduring Influence of a Dangerous Narrative: How Scientists Can Mitigate the Frankenstein Myth

Bioethical Inquiry
Peter Nagy, Ruth Wylie, Joey Eschrich and Ed Finn

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Farewell, ‘Frankenstein’

Ira Flatow and Christie Taylor
Science Friday

Bob Beard from ASU's Center for Science and the Imagination, in KJZZ's studios, making a roar face and wearing a lab coat.

It’s Aliiiiiive! Celebrating The 200th Anniversary Of ‘Frankenstein’

Steve Goldstein, Sarah Ventre

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Footnotes to Frankenstein

Jon Turney
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Drawn Futures: Arizona 2045

A science-based comic book for 5th through 8th grade students. Created by award-winning comics authors and advised by ASU sustainability scholar Dr. Paul Hirt, this original story envisions the near future of Arizona’s energy systems.

Frankenstein game teaches kids about science

Erin Blakemore
Washington Post

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Rummaging through the Queer Closets of James Whale’s Frankenstein Films

In 1931 and 1935, respectively, James Whale, classical Hollywood’s most openly gay filmmaker, directed Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, the two most famous, admired, imitated, and parodied films based upon elements of Mary