Oregon Science Teachers Association

Scholarship Opportunity for students in grades 6-12

September 19, 2017 9:32 AM | Lori Lancaster (Administrator)

 Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science! – Open to 6-12th graders


Looking for a way to inspire your students with a scholarship opportunity? The National Science Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Initiative are excited to announce the continuation of Generation Nano: Superheroes Inspired by Science, a science superhero competition! We’re challenging middle school and high school students to create or empower a unique superhero using science and engineering. Students then tell their hero’s story -- how they used science to solve crimes and meet today’s challenges -- in a short comic or 90 second video. Students can work individually or in teams of two to three. Submission window: Sept. 18, 2017 – Jan. 8, 2018. Learn more at nsf.gov/GenNano.


Students compete for a chance to win scholarship money and a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival to present their hero, and the science behind it. Teachers who encourage the first place teams can also win a cash prize.


Ways to get involved:

  • Encourage your students to enter
  • Spread the word – feel free to share the “eblast” below
  • Visit our online toolkit to find more downloadable information, such as posters, postcards, and social media posts
  • Promote the competition on your school or classroom website: nsf.gov/GenNano
  • Follow us and share at #GenNano

If you are interested in additional ways to get involved contact Denise Zannino at dzannino@nsf.gov.

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