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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Design Your Own 'Nano Superhero' with CRANN

If you missed Science Gallery's wonderful nanoscience exhibition MAGICAL MATERIALS then shame on you!! It was brilliant and proved a huge hit with schools in particular. The exhibition had a superhero theme, six in all, depicting the magical powers of nanomaterials. Now CRANN and Science Gallery have announced that their annual nanoscience competition for schools will continue with the superhero theme. This year they want you to design your very own nano superhero!

Students (with individually or in groups of 4 or less) are asked to designing and name their own superhero, listing his/her unique powers as a result of nanoscience. They can depict their superhero in a poster or a video. There are some great prizes on offer including an iPad, iPod Nanos (see what they did there) and cash!! In addition, the top 3 winning entries will be featured in an international nanoscience conference, EuroNanoForum, taking place in the Convention Centre, Dublin in June 2013. These 3 winning superheroes will be brought to life by a professional cartoon artist.

Visit the CRANN website for more information or download a poster for your school or classroom. More details on the competition can be found in the attached PDF. So put your thinking caps on and start designing your nano superheroes! You have loads of time - the closing date for entry is Friday February 15th 2013.

For more information on CRANN's brilliant Nanoscience pack for Transition Year science - Nano in my Life - click here.