Marvel Contest Encourages Girls to Pursue STEM Careers

Scientific genius, Valeria Richards, explaining to the grown ups that the world is coming to an end.

Scientific genius, Valeria Richards, explaining to the grown ups that the world is coming to an end.

Marvel Studios has announced a nationwide search for girls ages 15 to 18 in grades 10 – 12 who have created projects that show excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math.

Marvel has teamed up with Dolby, Broadcom and other tech companies to reward teen girls who excel in STEM fields via a contest tied to the upcoming movie, Captain America: Civil War.

MARVEL'S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR - GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGEMarvel is asking girls to “reform the future” with positive world change by creating an original and innovative project using STEM. The project can be brand new, or something that was previously developed for a science fair, class project or just for fun.

Five finalists will be selected and each will:

  • Receive a $500 High Yield Savings account from Synchrony Bank.
  • Receive a trip to Hollywood, California for the finalist and a parent or legal guardian for the opportunity to present their project to leaders in science and industry at Marvel Studios
  • Will participate in a live global Broadcom Masters webinar during which they will discuss how their STEM skills enabled them to create their projects.
  • Have the opportunity to walk the red carpet at the World Premiere of Captain America: Civil War on April 12, 2016.
  • Receive a tour of the Walt Disney Studios and Dolby Laboratories facilities.

One winner will be selected from the finalists to receive a paid internship opportunity at Marvel Studios.

Finalists will be notified by March 30, 2016. Each Finalist and their parent or legal guardian will travel to Los Angeles, California on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

For full details, including how to enter visit the MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE website.

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