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Trinity College Dublin

Design Your Nano Home

How do you think nanoscience will impact your house and how you live in the future?

To enter students must draw a picture of a room in a house inspired by nanoscience. The top two winning entries (one primary, one secondary) will be brought to life by a professional illustrator and displayed at the Irish Science Teachers’ Association Annual Conference in April 2016.

Nanoscience is the study of materials on the nanoscale or 100,000 times smaller than a single human hair. It is leading to the revolution of materials and manufacturing, with application across a range of industries including energy; medical devices; pharmaceuticals; technology and bioengineering. ‘Nano in my Life’ and ‘NanoWOW’ resource packs, aimed at TY and senior primary pupils, are available for teachers and students looking to learn more about nanoscience.

Images should be at least A4 in size and can be either digital or non-digital. The design should contain clear drawings / images, including a name for the new product / technology and a description (maximum of 200 words) of the aspects of nanoscience that inspired it. This text should indicate a clear understanding of how nano or materials science has impacted your design. Entries will be judged on demonstrating a clear understanding of nanoscience and the application of it to the design. Innovation and creativity will also be considered.

The closing date for entries is Friday 26th February 2016.