National Nanotechnology Initiative Multimedia Contest

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 24 May 2017

Federal agencies funding research and development activities in nanotechnology under the auspices of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), with support from the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), are working to highlight the accomplishments of and build community around the NNI, and to educate the general public about nanotechnology. 

Help us demonstrate how beautiful the nanoscale can be and explain how your research may lead to nanotechnologies that benefit society. The goal is to envision where your research is headed and explain how “seeing” at the nanoscale is important to reaching that vision. What do you think is cool about nanotechnology? Researchers, how do you hope your work will help the world? Students, what’s the greatest promise in nanotechnology? Technophiles, where do you hope nanotechnology will make the greatest impact?

Share your thoughts and ideas on nanotechnology by submitting a short video for the Nano Film contest or an image for the EnvisioNano contest.

THE PQI VIDEO TEAM CAN HELP YOU!

Nano Film: a video contest that asks people to talk about nanotechnology.  

Submissions will be accepted from teams and from individuals. A lead contact person must be designated for team submissions. The order in which names are listed in the submission is the order in which they will appear on the NNI public voting page, the NNI YouTube channel, and on Nano.gov. The winning videos will be spotlighted on the NNI webpage for one month. The winning videos, the names and affiliations of the submitters, and the description of their research will be featured on the homepage of Nano.gov. The NNCO may also arrange for viewing of the winning videos at symposia and technical conferences.

NNCO will begin accepting submissions for the Nano Film image contest on May 22, 2017, and the deadline for submissions is 12:00 p.m. PST September 5, 2017.

Read more here.

EnvisioNano: a contest for students who submit striking nanoscale images with thoughtful, concise descriptions of the science.

This contest is for students conducting nanotechnology research in the United States and U.S. territories. Submissions will be accepted from teams and from individuals. A student must be responsible for the majority of the work both in acquiring the image and in creatively manipulating it. A lead contact person must be designated for team submissions. Please specify both the people responsible for the scientific effort behind acquiring the image and the individual(s) who created the submission. The order in which names are listed is the order in which they will appear on the EnvisioNano judging site and on Nano.gov.

NNCO will begin accepting submissions for the EnvisioNano image contest on May 22, 2017, and the deadline for submissions is 12:00 p.m. PST September 5, 2017.

Read more here.