Girls recruited for STEM projects and apprenticeship is highlighted for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.
With the release of Disney’s underrated “Tomorrowland,” I wrote about The Walt Disney Studios, DisneyCitizenship, and XPRIZE nationwide challenge for young innovators to share their vision of the future. In support of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculums in schools.
I’m pleased to see Marvel Studios is continuing to highlight the importance of STEM, in particular for girls. In conjunction with the release of Captain America: Civil War (in theaters May 6), Marvel has created “Girls Reforming the Future Challenge” geared toward female applicants interested in STEM projects, partnering with National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange.
The program is for girls ages 15 to 18 in grades 10 through 12 to submit potential world changing projects with a short video that demonstrates their idea and explains its potential! As reported by USA Today, the criteria of the girls projects should mirror the mission of The Avengers portrayed onscreen:
“The commitment to safeguard humanity, protect the earth at all costs and make the world a better place for future generations,” says Civil War star Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch and hosts an (introductory video) with co-star Emily VanCamp, Agent 13.
Five finalists will be chosen to travel to California and present their innovate projects to a panel of experts, each girl will receive a $500 savings account from Synchrony Bank, tour Walt Disney Studios and be invited to the red carpet world premier of Marvels Captain America Civil War at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on April 12.
Out of the five finalists, one lucky girl will be selected for the grand prize: an internship at Marvel Studios!
“I’m really excited to meet these exceptional young women who have STEM backgrounds and who maybe also want to be part of more of a creative- and science-based world,” Olsen says. “And Marvel’s a perfect place for that.
Entries accepted through March 26. For applications and more information about the program, visit CaptainAmericaChallenge.com.