Public Invited to Vote in the NNI’s EnvisioNano 2.0 Image Contest

(September 4, 2015) Members of the public are invited to cast their votes for their favorite images in the EnvisioNano 2.0 photo contest. In the second round of this contest, students from labs and schools across the United States submitted pictures and descriptions of their research for the chance to win the top honors and have their work showcased at TechConnect World Innovation 2016, an annual conference and trade show in National Harbor near Washington, D.C., and on, the NNI’s website.

In the first EnvisioNano cycle, the images racked up over 35,000 views! We encourage everyone to cast votes for their favorite images, but remember, this contest isn't just about looks, it’s also about substance! We've asked students to envision where their research is headed and how “seeing” at the nanoscale is important to reaching that vision. So, as you view the pictures, take a moment to learn about the research and how nanotechnology may improve your life.

                         Voting starts Friday, September 4th and is open until Friday, September 17th.
                            View the images and cast your vote at

          *Like multimedia? Check out the NNI’s Student Video Contest, now accepting entries through November 12th *

EnvisioNano 2.0 collage

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About the Contest: 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. One such effort is EnvisioNano, a contest for students who submit striking nanoscale images with thoughtful, concise descriptions of the science behind them.