Calling all girls ages 15-18 in grades 10-12! Have you ever wanted to meet a superhero (or, at least, the actor who plays one)? Here’s your chance! From now until September 23rd, Marvel Studios is hosting the “Superpower of STEM Challenge,” encouraging young girls to explore the superpower of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
Superpower of STEM Challenge
What’s this challenge all about? Well, I’m glad you asked!
This program, supported by American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom MASTERS, and Society for Science & the Public, seeks to inspire young girls to use the superpower of STEM to help their family, community or the world be safer, healthier or happier. MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE invites girls nationwide, ages 15 -18 in grades 10 – 12 living in the 50 United States and D.C., to use the superpower of STEM to create an original Do-It-Yourself project that can be replicated by others.
Sadly, my girls aren’t old enough for this adventure yet, but I know they’d be all over it if they were!
Awesome Prizes Await
So what’s in it for your daughter if she decides to participate?
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.
That’s an amazing prize in and of itself, but there is more if you’re the grand prize winner!
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.
Are you kidding me? A chance to work with Disney Imagineers?? Now I wish I was 15 again just for this awesome opportunity!
How to Participate
Now that you know what the Superpower of STEM Challenge is, and what you might win, here’s how to participate:
Complete contest information will be available from August 23, 2017, through September 23, 2017. Entries will be accepted beginning on August 23, 2017 at 4:00AM PT through 6:00PM PT on September 23, 2017. For application forms, eligibility requirements, official contest rules and more information about MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE, please visit www.marvelstudiosstemchallenge.com.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends at 6:00PM PT on September 23, 2017. Open only to girls between the ages of 15 and 18, in grades 10 – 12, as of August 23, 2017, who are legal residents and physically living in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Limit 1 entry per person. Winners must be able to travel on or about October 8, 2017 through October 11, 2017. See Official Rules at www.marvelstudiosstemchallenge.com for full eligibility and entry requirements, prize description, conditions, and limitations. Void where prohibited. The official contest sponsor is Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
If you know a girl between 15-18 who would love this challenge, don’t hesitate to share this information ASAP! For those of us who can’t participate, we’ll just have to wait and see what awesome things these girls come up with! In the meantime, who’s ready for Thor: Ragnarok to hit theaters? I know I am!
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