Science & Superheroes

Science & Superheroes

 Did you know that many superheroes derive their powers from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)?

 Here are just a few examples:

  • Tony Stark's Iron Man suit is completely technology-based. 
  • The Flash is able to exploit the principles of sub-atomic physics to vibrate through "solid" objects. 
  • Spider-Man uses biology & zoology to show us how a spider's physiology translates into a human being.

Check out this fun "Superhero Periodic Table of the Elements" on the University of Kentucky's website.

"Science & Superheroes Contest"  North Carolina Science Festival

It's time for the annual "Science & Superheroes" contest, presented by Spandex City and Discovery Place as part of the North Carolina Science Festival! Students in the Charlotte area are challenged to explore various scientific principles to create their own superheroes with STEM-related powers to solve real-world problems! 

Download the 2018 Contest Rules, Entry Form, and Contest Flyer. All entries must be received or postmarked by Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

The winners will be notified by email and recognized at a special awards ceremony at Discovery Place on Sunday, April 29, 2018.

Participants in the 2018 Science & Superheroes Contest may pick up their original entries at Spandex City after the awards ceremony, by May 6, 2018. Entries must be picked up by individual students/families, unless a teacher has been authorized on the entry form. 

See past winning entries in Spandex City's "League of Science Superheroes".