Marvel Is Challenging Girls To Show Off Their 'Superpower Of STEM' For An Amazing Opportunity

A trip to the "Thor: Ragnarok" premiere and more.

High school girls interested in STEM have a chance at earning some amazing experience and education, all thanks to a new contest from Marvel Studios. The company just announced it's launching a Thor: Ragnarok Superpowers of STEM Challenge for girls ages 15 to 18 to share their skills.

Cate Blanchett, who plays the villain Hela in the upcoming Thor installment, introduces the challenge in a new video from the studio. Girls around the country currently enrolled in grades 10 to 12 are encouraged "to channel your superpower of STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) for good by creating, and then sharing, an original do-it-yourself project that could help your family and your community make the world a safer, healthier, happier place."


Girls interested in the contest should create a seven-minute (or shorter) video demonstrating their project and upload it to the challenge's website by 6 p.m. PST on September 23. Five finalists will be selected to attend the world premiere of Thor: Ragnarokin Los Angeles. The grand-prize winner will then have the chance to attend a three-day mentorship in New York City with Disney Imagineering.

Marvel launched a similar contest last year for Captain America: Civil War, called Girls Reforming the Future. Maia Dua, the young winner of that contest, says in the new video that she "couldn't ask for a better experience." ABC News meteorologist Ginger Zee also appears to explain the grand prize.

During the mentorship, the contest winner will create "a professional video teaching other young people how to recreate their winning project," before joining Zee to introduce the video on Good Morning America. The video will also be available on the American Association for the Advancement of Science education resource website

We're so glad to see Marvel encouraging its young female fans to pursue their interests and become superheroes of their own. And it's not the only pop culture phenomenon helping women and girls reach their goals. Last year's box-office success Hidden Figures has inspired a new government program called #HiddenNoMore to emphasize the importance women in STEM fields.

Learn more about Marvel's amazing opportunity below:

(H/T: Hello Giggles)


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