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Superhero Students Awarded in NSF's Generation Nano Challenge

Aiming to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, the National Science Foundation and the National Nanotechnology Initiative launched the Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes challenge, inviting students to create unique superheroes with nanotechnology-enabled gear. Participants were asked to draw a comic or create a video and then write the details that explained their...

Students: Enter the Geothermal Design Challenge 2016

Geothermal energy is a renewable energy, used for thousands of years.  It is simply power derived from Earth’s internal heat, extracted from shallow ground to several miles below the surface. This heat can be used to generate electricity or heat and cool buildings directly. Geothermal energy is poised for huge growth. It is estimated that the amount of heat within six miles of the Earth’s...

Generation Nano Challenge asks students to design nanotechnology gear for superheroes

The idea of the superhero armed with their fantastical powers has served to mesmerize the world for nearly a century. The ability to fly, cling to walls with bare hands, and see with X-ray vision is popularly interpreted as a supposition based on no solid foundation. Often, superhero abilities appear magical rather than being grounded in science and technology. As we make advances in...

National Science Foundation (NSF) launches its Community College Innovation Challenge

Skild is proud to announce the launch of the National Science Foundation's Community College Innovation Challenge.  Here's the official press release:

Winners named in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

Credit: Vicente I. Fernandez, Orr H. Shapiro, Melissa S. Garren, Assaf Vardi and Roman Stocker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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