Marvel Studios launches science initiative for teen girls

Marvel Studios has put out the call for teenage girls with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Teaming with the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange, the studio has launched Marvel's Captain America: Civil War -- "Girls Reforming the Future," challenging girls between ages 15 and 18 (and in grades 10 to 12) to submit ideas "that could revolutionize the world" using STEM.

Those interested are encouraged to submit a five-minute video proposing a STEM-related project that could make the world a better place.

Five finalists will be flown to California, where they'll present their idea to a panel of experts. They'll also receive an invitation to the red-carpet premiere of Civil War, a tour of Walt Disney Studios and a $500 savings account from Synchrony Bank. The grand-prize winner will also be offered an internship at Marvel Studios.

Applicants don't have a lot of time, however: The deadline for entries is March 26.

(via USA Today)

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