By Sydney Fromm
Thanks to Marvel Studios, girls can now show their talents in the STEM field and prove that girls are just as good as our male counterparts. On March 11, 2016 Marvel Studios and the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange announced the “Captain America: Civil War—Girls Reforming The Future Challenge”.
This challenge encourages teenage girls to get involved in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). They are to submit an original project with the reward of winning a trip to the premiere of Captain America: Civil War. The grand-prize winner will earn an internship at Marvel Studios.
The announcement, hosted by Emily VanCamp (Agent 13) and Elizabeth Olsen (The Scarlet Witch), explained that the contest is open to girls ages fifteen to eighteen, in grades ten through twelve, and that the project the submit can be as simple or complex as they choose it to be. Five finalists will each receive a $500 High Yield Savings account from Synchrony Bank, a trip to Hollywood for the finalist and a parent or guardian to present their project to leaders in science and industry at Marvel Studios.
The finalists also get to participate in a live global Broadcom masters webinar where they will talk about how their STEM skills enabled them to create their projects. They will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet at the world premiere of Captain America: Civil War on April 12, 2016 (squeal!!!!!!) and they will receive a tour of the Walt Disney Studios and Dolby Laboratories facilities. Only one girl from the finalists will be chose to receive... (drumroll please)... an internship with Marvel Studios.
If you, or someone you know, excels in the STEM field and wants to apply head over to https://www.captainamericacivilwarchallenge.com/ and apply. The program is only taking applications for a few weeks so hurry over!