This is so cool! Maybe Marvel has heard the Geek Girl cries with over the merchandising of our favorite comic book heroes and even though this isn’t to solve that problem directly it does reach out to the right audience…girls.
Marvel has started the Captain America Civil War – Girls Reforming the Future Challenge which is a program that is supported by the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of National Academy of Sciences, seeks to inspire young girls to create positive world change for their generation and beyond through science and technology. One young woman will win a one-week internship with Marvel Studios.
Elizabeth Olsen (“Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch”) and Emily VanCamp (“Sharon Carter / Agent 13”) explain more details in the video below:
The challenge invites girls ages 15-18 in grades 10-12 to submit innovative STEM based projects that have the potential to change the world. Each applicant will be asked to submit a short video demonstrating her project and how it will make the world a better place. Five finalists will be selected to present in front of a panel of experts. Where the winner will then receive an internship with Marvel Studios.
Each of the five finalists will receive two round trip tickets to Southern California (finalist and her guardian) and include scheduled meals, ground transportation, hotel accommodations from April 10 through April 13th and an opportunity to attend the red carpet for the world premier of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War”.
Entries are only being accepted through March 26th at 9pm PT so make sure to start working on those ideas and videos fast! You can go here for all the details.
Good luck and I hope we see more STEM outreach from Marvel in the future!
Source: Press Release