Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


Home > Press > Bottisham pupils pick up prizes at Nanoscience Centre

Winners of an art competition based on images from the microscopic world of nanotechnology were at Cambridge University's Nanoscience Centre last week to receive their prizes.

Bottisham pupils pick up prizes at Nanoscience Centre

Cambridge, UK | Posted on July 7th, 2008

Pupils at Bottisham Village College took part in the competition, which was organised by the Centre, as part of their Year 9 art course.

The two winners and five runners up received their prizes from Mark Welland, the University's Professor of Nanotechnology, and were given an exclusive tour of the Centre's Labs and Cleanrooms. They were each presented with an iPod Nano and a certificate. The school will receive a digital camera.

For the competition, the students were set the task of studying images on the nano scale and investigating nanotechnology and its potential uses. They then had to set out their own versions of what the nano-world looks like or might look like in the future.

To assist them, researchers from the Nanoscience Centre visiting the school during a science lesson to talk about the emerging discipline and its applications.

Mandy Wilkins, Head of Art at Bottisham, said: "The competition was an excellent chance for our year 9 students to produce imaginative work and for the Art department to work with the Science department.

The students really enjoyed the workshop demonstrations given by the 'Nano' team, which the Art teachers also attended to improve their understanding of the subject."

The winning art work will now go on display in the Centre, which is based at the West Cambridge site.

Matthew Brown and Hugh Burton took the top prize, with their entry Fly's Wing on the Nano Scale. The runners-up included Thomas Pumfrey, Joe Acklam, Samantha Bruno, Ellie White and Anna Wharton.

Alex Elbro, the outreach officer at the Nanoscience Centre who ran the competition, said: "After having spent time with the pupils explaining what nanotechnology is and how it might impact on their lives, it was fascinating to see the enthusiastic response to the competition.

The pupils' ideas show great imagination which has been reflected in their designs. It has been intriguing to see how their nano inspired projects have grown from simple notebook sketches to full-size artwork."

The competition was run as part of the Nanoscience Centre Outreach for schools initiative and was supported by EU funded Frontiers programme of which the Centre is a partner.


For more information, please click here

Copyright © University of Cambridge

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops May 1st, 2016

Searching for a nanotech self-organizing principle May 1st, 2016

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering May 1st, 2016

Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production April 30th, 2016


Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops May 1st, 2016

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering May 1st, 2016

Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production April 30th, 2016

Personal cooling units on the horizon April 29th, 2016

Human Interest/Art

Scientists propose non-animal tools for assessing the toxicity of nanomaterials: Particle and Fibre Toxicology publishes recommendations from expert group meeting April 26th, 2016

Are humans the new supercomputer?Today, people of all backgrounds can contribute to solving serious scientific problems by playing computer games. A Danish research group has extended the limits of quantum physics calculations and simultaneously blurred the boundaries between mac April 14th, 2016

UCLA nanoscientists engage shoppers in fun conversations March 8th, 2016

Risk Analysis Publishes Non-Animal Strategy to Assess Nanomaterials February 24th, 2016


Brookhaven's Oleg Gang Named a Battelle 'Inventor of the Year': Recognized for work using DNA to guide and regulate the self-assembly of nanoparticles into clusters and arrays with controllable properties April 25th, 2016

Zip software can detect the quantum-classical boundary: Compression of experimental data reveals the presence of quantum correlations April 21st, 2016

Making electronics out of coal: Instead of burning up this complex hydrocarbon, let's make devices from it April 20th, 2016

Nano-magnets produce 3-dimensional images: Wide-view 3-dimensional holographic display composed of nano-magnetic pixels April 20th, 2016

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project

Car Brands
Buy website traffic