For: Parents, Students, Teachers

Resource Type(s): Competitions, Videos

Grade Band: Higher Education, Middle School

Subject(s): Engineering, Science, Technology


Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science! is being continued by the NSF and the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). While Gen Nano started as a competition based on nanotechnology, they are thrilled to expand the competition to all fields of science and engineering!

This competition asks middle and high school students to use scientific research to drive or equip an original superhero. Students can envision science that is grounded in current research but not yet possible, allowing them to learn about the potentials and limitations of real-world science and technology.

A complete entry consists of two components: a written section and either a short comic or a 90-second video. Entrants should introduce their superhero, demonstrate how they incorporated scientific research into their superhero’s story and explain how it drives them on their mission. Winners will be chosen from both the middle school and high school categories.

Winners will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to showcase their creation at the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Your mission is to enter the Gen Nano challenge by January 8! Start here to learn more about the competition!

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