Communicating science with illustration: A Q&A with Betsy Cantwell

June 1, 2021


Graphic designer Edmundo Canto has illustrated complex topics ranging from quantum optics to tech transfer since joining RII's communications team in 2019. He created the graphic above as a nod to space exploration, a la vintage comic book covers.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, senior vice president for research and innovation, talks about why she enthusiastically supports the use of illustration to communicate science. "I grew up reading science fiction and comic books, and I'm still a huge fan," she says. "I love how a good illustration can rev up your imagination and send it charging off to explore new worlds and ideas."

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