Students create superheroes to support nanoscience | April 25, 2016 Issue - Vol. 94 Issue 17 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 17 | p. 18 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 25, 2016 | Web Date: April 21, 2016

Students create superheroes to support nanoscience

National competition inspires nano-themed comics
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: science communication, NSF, nanotechnology
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Credit: Madeleine Chang via NSF
Drawing of female superhero.
 
Credit: Madeleine Chang via NSF

A federal science competition for high school students led to the creation of Radio Blitz, a superhero who disposes of waste. Students were challenged by the National Science Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Initiative to create superheroes who use nanoscience in their powers. Radio Blitz is the creation of Madeleine Chang from Bergen County Academies in New Jersey. It won both second prize and the People’s Choice Award.

 
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