I’m so excited to announce that in honor of the upcoming release of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Synchrony Bank, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom MASTERS and Society for Science & the Public are hosting the nationwide MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE in conjunction with the film! Similar to past STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) challenges, Marvel Studios is, once again, encouraging young girls to explore the superpower of STEM with this challenge.
This program focuses on inspiring young girls to use the superpower of STEM to help their family, community or the world be safer, healthier or happier. MARVEL STUDIOS’ THOR: RAGNAROK SUPERPOWER OF STEM CHALLENGE invites girls nationwide, ages 15 -18 in grades 10 – 12 living in the United States to create an original Do-It-Yourself project that can be replicated by others, by using the power of STEM.
Check out the video below as Cate Blanchett (“Hela”) explains a little more on the STEM challenge:
Entries will be accepted through 6:00 PM PT on September 23, 2017.
Application forms, eligibility requirements, official contest rules and more information can be found at www.
Five finalists will be selected to come to Los Angeles and present their projects, in person, to a panel of experts and to attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK.
Then each finalist will receive: two round-trip tickets to Southern California for the finalist and her parent or guardian, including scheduled meals, ground transportation to and from organized activities, hotel accommodations, from October 8 through October 11, 2017; the opportunity to be on the red carpet at the Premiere of Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, $500 deposited into a high-yield savings account from Synchrony Bank; a tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California; and more.
One grand-prize winner will be selected from the five finalists to attend an immersive three-day mentorship in New York City with Disney Imagineering to build her STEM story, creating a professional-level video teaching other young people how to recreate her Challenge–winning project. The winner will also have the opportunity to demonstrate her Superpower of STEM project live to the nation with a brief appearance on Good Morning America. (The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of Good Morning America / ABC News.) The video created during her mentorship will be made available to students, teachers and families worldwide on the American Association for the Advancement of Science education resource website ScienceNetLinks.com!
THOR: RAGNAROK arrives in theaters this November!
THOR: RAGNAROK Trailer
Do you know someone up for the Superpower of STEM Challenge?
I received the above information as a blogger via Walt Disney Publications. All opinions are 100% my own.