Marvel STEM challenge inspiring young girls to think big with THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE
Thor might be known for his rippling muscles but a more important muscle rests inside the heads of those who will lead the future and that’s who Marvel is looking to for their new MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE
Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Synchrony Bank, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom MASTERS and Society for Science & the Public are presenting the awesome nationwide search for girls exploring their super powers of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
The promotion is in celebration of the upcoming theatrical release of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK which lands November 3, 2017.
Girls nationwide, ages 15 -18 in grades 10 – 12 living in the 50 United States and D.C., are invited to use the superpower of STEM to create an original Do-It-Yourself project that can be replicated by others to help make their community or the even world safer, healthier or happier.
Five finalists will be selected to come to Los Angeles and present their projects, in person, to a panel of experts and to attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK. Each finalist will receive: Two round-trip tickets to Southern California for the finalist and her parent or guardian, including scheduled meals, ground transportation to and from organized activities, hotel accommodations, from October 8 through October 11, 2017; the opportunity to be on the red carpet at the Premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, $500 deposited into a high-yield savings account from Synchrony Bank; a tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California; and more.
One grand-prize winner will be selected from the five finalists to attend an immersive three-day mentorship in New York City with Disney Imagineering to build her STEM story, creating a professional-level video teaching other young people how to recreate her Challenge–winning project. The winner will also have the opportunity to demonstrate her Superpower of STEM project live to the nation with a brief appearance on Good Morning America. (The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of Good Morning America / ABC News.) The video created during her mentorship will be made available to students, teachers and families worldwide on the American Association for the Advancement of Science education resource website ScienceNetLinks.com.
More info available at marvelstudiosstemchallenge.com.