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Marvel Studios’ STEM Challenge Empowers Young Women

Calling all high school ladies interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Marvel Studios wants you! Disney is boosting the confidence of young women lately and the Marvel Studios Thor: Ragnarok Superpower of STEM Challenge is no exception.

STEM girls in grades 10-12 have an amazing opportunity ahead of them this fall. There are five finalists and one grand prize winner. The prize possibilities include a mentorship for three days with Disney Imagineering, a spot on Good Morning America and a chance to attend the world premiere of Thor Ragnarok to walk on the red carpet.  Although that’s not even close to all of the prize options, these opportunities alone are worth entering if you qualify.

Imagination is key here.

To enter, contestants must be aged 15-18, grades 10-12, and interested in STEM. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a DIY project that works toward the greater good. It can be as small as helping your family or as large as helping the world. The point is, if it will better people’s lives or bring them a smile, it’s definitely worth a submission. Don’t make it too hard, just think of something that will make anyone’s life more positive.

Can’t think of anything new? That’s okay! Marvel welcomes entries created in the past, as long as the entrant created them herself.  Entrants also must make a 7 minute video showing the project in action, and describing how they utilized their STEM superpowers to create her invention. The contest opens on August 23 and closes September 23, so there’s not a moment to lose.

Cate Blanchett, who plays Hela, Goddess of Death in Thor: Ragnarok, urges all those who qualify to enter.

Encouraging young women to pursue their passions for science, technology, engineering, math, and other fields with disproportionate representation is incredibly important. If you or someone you know is a girl interested in STEM who wants to show Marvel their superpowers, you can find more information about this contest on their website.

Check out Thor: Ragnarok on November 3 in theaters!

Make sure to read my other Marvel posts including my trip to the Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 premiere!

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