It looks like Marvel Studio‘s commitment to their female audience is taking a step beyond putting badass fighting superhero ladies on the big screen. They announced Friday that the comics legends are partnering with the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange on a contest that will get girls involved in STEM disciplines. You can see stars of the Marvel Universe, Elizabeth Olsen and Emily VanCamp, talk about the Girls Reforming the Future Challenge in this quick video that USA Today shared yesterday.
The contest is aimed at girls aged 15-18 who are in their sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school. Each participant will submit a video detailing their idea to change the world and how they think it can have far-flung effects for humanity. Marvel is tying the contest into the May 6 release of Captain America: Civil War with five finalists being flown to California for the film’s red carpet, a tour of Walt Disney Studios, a cash prize from Synchrony Bank, and the chance to present their idea to a panel of experts. From those five finalists, one will be chosen for an internship at Marvel Studios.
It’s pretty awesome to see Marvel Studios make such a commitment to education, young women, and the idea that one idea could change the world. Olsen told USA Today, “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, [a]nd Marvel’s a perfect place for that.”
The application will be open for only a few weeks so make sure you tell any smart young women you know to check out CaptainAmericaCivilWarChallenge.com for all the details. All ideas must be submitted by March 26, 2016.
Do you know any girls who’d be perfect for this? Share it with ’em! Then share their ideas in the comments below!
HT & Video: USA TODAY