Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes Competition

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The National Science Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Initiative are excited to launch the second annual “Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes” competition! We’re challenging high school students to create a superhero that uses nanotechnology -- science and technology on the scale of a nanometer, or one billionth of a meter -- to solve crimes and meet today's challenges. Students then tell their hero’s story, and their use of nanotechnology, in a short comic and a video, by Jan. 31, 2017.


Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes

Who: A competition for high school students -- individuals or teams of two or three

What: A written entry, a 90-second video and a 2-3 page comic strip introducing the superhero and the student's nanotechnology-enabled mission.

When: Competition opens Oct. 5, 2016 - Submissions are due by Jan. 31, 2017, 11:59 p.m. EST

Where: Learn more and submit entry at

Why: To promote early interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


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