The Avengers, although in “Captain America: Civil War” (the new trailer was just released yesterday) are in disagreement on what path to take in making the world a better place, all have the goal to protect the world and enhance quality of life. In conjunction with this latest Marvel movie (being released May 6th), Marvel is holding a contest supported by the Science & Entertainment Exchange, which aims to encourage young women to create positive change in the world with science and technology.
The challenge is to create an innovative project, either science, technology, engineering, or mathematical based, and submit a video demonstrating that project and its potential to change the world. Girl 15-18 (in grades 10-12) are eligible to participate in this project. Based on the videos, there will be five finalists who will go to California to present their project in person to a panel of experts. Finally, the final winner will get the ultimate reward of having a one-week internship at Marvel Studios.
After the internship, the winner will share their experience with the world in a video talking about their Marvel internship experience, as well as their innovative, potentially world-changing project. I think this is a great project Marvel has undertaken, as it will inspire and encourage so many young girls that they can excel in the fields of math and science, and most importantly that no matter how young we are, we all can have the potential to make the world a better place!
The contest entry period is March 11th-March 26th, for complete rules and to enter click here.
Photo Credit: Marvel Studios