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Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom

The NNCI Image Contest 2021

In honor of National Nanotechnology Day, October 9th, the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) hosted our annual Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom image contest. Referencing Richard Feynman’s 1959 lecture, "There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom," this image contest celebrates the beauty of the micro and nanoscale. Images featured in this contest were produced at one of the 16 NNCI sites during the past two years.

Public voting open October 8-15, 2021

Once voting begins, click on the categories below to see all of the images, learn about the research, and vote for your favorite. Winning artists will receive up to $1,000 in travel support to a professional conference of their choice and their NNCI site will receive a framed print of their winning image.

Most Stunning

Most Unique Capability

Most Whimsical


Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom 2020 images and winners
Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom 2019 images and winners

Want to learn more about nanotechnology? Check out the links below:
Micro Nano Technology Education Center
Remotely Accessible Instruments for Nanotechnology
Nanoeducational Resources Database
Resources for Educators (K-16)
National Nanotechnology Initiative

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