Thank you for visiting the Generation Nano portal.
We appreciate your interest in this program; however, we are not currently running this competition.
The National Science Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Initiative are sending up the signal and asking for your help!
We're calling all middle and high school students to gear up and compete in this year's Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science challenge!
Create a written entry and either a comic or a 90-second video that illustrates your science-powered superhero in action.
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
Deadline extended to Wednesday, January 10!
Start here to learn about the competition.
|September 18, 2017||Competition opens|
|January 10, 2018||Entries due|
|January 2018||First round of judging|
|Early February 2018||Semifinal round of judging|
|Late February 2018||Final round of judging|
|April 6-8, 2018||Winners present their displays at 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival.|
Superhero images (L-R): Dilatant by Hannah Kim and Daniel Kim (1st Place 2016-2017); Nanoman by Eric Liu (1st Place 2015-2016); Covalent by Emily Knight (semifinalist 2015-2016); Galacta-Man by Joyce Phelps (semifinalist 2015-2016); Radio Blitz by Madeleine Chang (2nd Place 2015-2016).
Generation Nano Competition
National Science Foundation
2415 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314
Follow the competition #GenNano
Who: 6-12 grade -- individuals or teams of 2-3
What: A short comic OR video to tell a story and describe how your hero uses science on their mission or quest
When: Enter between Sept. 18, 2017-Jan. 10, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST