- Nanotechnology superhero design contest for high-school students
- Students can create a superhero that improves one of four societal categories
- NSF sponsors educational science videos so students can learn more about nanotechnology
Got what it takes to make a superhero as memorable as Spider-Man or Deadpool?
If so, you’re in luck. The US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) created the Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes contest, in which high-school students can submit ideas for a fictional superhero that uses nanotechnology.
The objective of the competition is to promote early interest in nanoscale STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)
To prepare, students can view a series of “Ask a Nano Expert" videos to learn more about different nanotechnology topics.
To participate in the contest, students must submit a written entry, a short video, and a comic strip that introduces their superhero and explains how their superhero improves one of the four societal categories with nanotechnology.
Students are eligible for three different prizes. The first-place winner will receive $1,500, the runner-up will receive $1,000, and the people’s choice award winner will receive $750.
Turnaround for the contest is quick: the NSF and NNI will stop accepting submissions after 11:59 PM on January 31, 2017.
So what are you waiting for? You, or someone you know, could make a superhero as memorable as any of comic book artist Stan Lee’s creations.