Superheroes Inspired by Science!

Superheroes inspired by science!

Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science!

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 January 8! Start here to learn about the competition.


September 18, 2017 Competition opens
January 8, 2018 Entries due
January 2018 First round of judging
February 2018 Second round of judging
April 6-8, 2018 Winners present their displays at 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival.

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