According to the public relations and information center of the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs, the eighth student Nano Olympiad was held at the same time across the country with the support of nanotechnology development headquarter of the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs with the aim of detecting top student talents, helping to stabilize the flow of trained manpower in the field of nanotechnology and assisting the progress in Nano basic education in Iran.
In total, 23519 individuals participated in this event, 15862 of whom were females and 7657 were males. The first stage of this competition consisted of 60 multiple-choice questions about the main topics of nanomaterials, Nanobiotechnology, technological use of Nano, nanochemistry, nanophysics, characterization and commercialization.
To the present, there were seven rounds of student Nano Olympiad, held in two stages of theory nationwide and science tour for the selected individuals of the first stage. The final selected students were announced according to the exams of the second stage.
The 8th round of student Nano Olympiad was held April 2017 with the support of nanotechnology development headquarter of the Vice-Presidency for science and technology affairs.