CRANN (Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices) and the Science Gallery both at the Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have announced a contest to create a superhero. From the Nov. 21, 2012 news item on Nanowerk,
The Irish nanoscience center CRANN and Science Gallery have announced our new national nanoscience competition for schools- this year we want you to design your very own nano superhero!
The Nov. 12, 2012 CRANN news release, which originated the news item, describes the prizes,
There are some excellent prizes; including an iPad and iPod Nanos. In addition to this, 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.
Earlier this year, the Science Gallery hosted an exhibition, Magical Materials; Unleash your Superpowers, which featured six nano superheroes (from my Sept. 14, 2012 posting about three interlinked nano events taking place in Dublin),
As for the Magical Mateirals; Unleash Your Superpowers exhibit itself, here’s more, from the exhibition webpage,
What makes a material magical? An ability to change shape before your eyes, to turn from a liquid to a solid or to be one of the lightest materials on earth and yet also one of the strongest? MAGICAL MATERIALS explores the properties of some of the world’s most mysterious materials, giving you an opportunity to investigate and experiment at the cutting edge of material science.
Six nanotechnology superheroes have been created for this …
More information about the contest can be found here (PDF flyer).