As you can probably tell, we are HUGE Marvel fans around this blog. (Why yes, we will be watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D tonight). So we couldn’t be more excited to tell you about this awesome contest going on…
Marvel Studios, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Dolby Laboratories, National Academy of Science, Girl Scouts USA and the El Capitan Theatre have all teamed up together to host Marvel’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE!
The ADVENTURE is an amazing program geared towards high school aged girls in efforts for them to discover their potential in the world of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, just like Jane Foster in the THOR movies. The finalists for the program will get to head to California for behind-the-scenes tours of the labatories, and more. Even more awesome… the whole trip will be filmed for the Ultimate Mentor Adventure documentary short! How cool is that?
Click HERE to apply for the ADVENTURE!
You can read the press release in full here:
BURBANK, CA – October 1, 2013 – SEEKING THE NEXT JANE FOSTER! In MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD, Academy Award® winner Natalie Portman portrays astrophysicist Jane Foster, an independent spirit who follows her heart and journeys to a new world.
Marvel Studios, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Dolby Laboratories, National Academy of Science, Girl Scouts USA along with the famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, are proud to team up to sponsor a nationwide MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE in conjunction with the November 8th release of the film starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman.
MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE aims to empower girls 14 years and up, in grades 9 – 12 nationwide, to embark on a journey to discover their potential and future in the world of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Through the collaborative efforts of Marvel, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Dolby Laboratories, National Academy of Sciences and Girl Scouts USA, girls will have a chance to go out into the real world and ask successful women in STEM fields about what they do, how they got where they are…and how others can follow in their footsteps. The process is designed to help students to understand who they are, and why this experience can be impactful on their futures. For more information, rules and how to apply, visit www.ultimatementoradventure.com.
“MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE is a chance to inspire a generation and by doing so, to change their future –and ours – for the better,” said Victoria Alonso, EVP, Visual Effects & Post Production, Marvel Studios.
Finalists of MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE will win a week’s trip to Southern California, provided by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and Dolby Laboratories. The Ultimate Mentor Adventure will allow the girls to meet some of the most incredible Women in Science such as Dolby Laboratory Senior Scientists, conducting interviews and be challenged to participate in experiments. It will also include interactive events and go behind-the-scenes where the general public is not normally invited – all while having their adventure filmed. On Friday, November 8th, the winners will conclude their excursion and be recognized at the Premiere Screening of their Ultimate Mentor Adventure documentary short. The video short will be shown at the El Capitan Theatre prior to a screening of MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD in Dolby® Atmos™ on opening day.
I received this information as a blogger for Walt Disney Publications. All opinions are my own.