Scientists are Superheroes

Example Postcard.

Seeking artist to develop Scientists are Superheroes postcards! 

Project description

Seeking artist to develop Scientists are Superheroes postcards!

Scientists are Superheroes is an eduction and outreach program for a federally funded project to study Polar Regions. The program's center piece is a set of fun postcards that cast team members with superhero abilities! We want to expand these postcards!

Specifically, we are a team consisting of a broad range of scientists. We study biology, oceanography, geology, physics, chemistry. Our team consists of undergraduate students and graduate students, post-docs and professors.

link to education program:

link to post-cards:

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

We are looking for a creative artist/cartoonist interested in working with a fun team to develop 3-5 new postcards of our team members. The postcards are part of curriculum used to increase awareness of polar change. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment About a semester; 3-5 months
Start time Anytime
Other: Can start ASAP and/or over summer, into 2024/2025 academic year 
In-person, remote, or hybrid? Hybrid Project (can be remote and/or in-person; to be determined by mentor and student) 
Level of collaboration Individual student project 
Benefits Can pay hourly, can do for credit, up to student 
Who is eligible All undergraduate students 

Project mentor

Jason Briner



Phone: (716) 645-4326


Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
  2. After you receive approval from the mentor to start this project, click the button to start the digital badge. (Learn more about ELN's digital badge options.) 

Preparation activities

Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase. 

  • Meeting with Professor Briner in Geology, project leader
  • Meeting over zoom with education specialist
  • Read scientist are superheroes website and look at curriculum
  • Read science project website to learn the flavor of the research
  • Meet with team members who will be featured on new postcards 


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