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Nanomaterials

Cartoon competition spawns scientific superheroes

by Andrea Widener
April 13, 2018 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 96, ISSUE 16

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Credit: NSF
Heliora, a science-inspired superhero, was drawn by a high school student as part of the Generation Nano competition.

Heliora, a superhero with a solar-powered suit, won first prize in the 2018 Generation Nano comic competition. The contest, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Initiative, challenges high school and middle school students to come up with superheroes inspired by science themes. Heliora was created by Joy, a high school student from St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Md.

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