Marvel launches new project to encourage teen girls into STEM fields

Marvel is enacting a new program aimed at encouraging teenage girls to explore the possibility of a career in a scientific field.

 

Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch

Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch

 

According to Marvel’s website, the major studio has partnered with the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange and is offering girls aged between 15 to 18 the chance to submit video proposals for scientific ideas that they believe could have a positive effect on the world today and in the foreseeable future.

The program will run in tandem with the release of Captain America: Civil War,  with the introductory video to the program featuring actress Elizabeth Olsen — who plays Scarlet Witch — explaining that the project was launched to encourage young girls to explore their own potential in the ever broadening fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

 

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

 

Five finalists will be chosen and have the opportunity to visit Marvel Studios in Los Angeles to present their ideas to a panel of judges. The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to intern for Marvel studios, although the company doesn’t go into specifics on what that internship would entail.

Entries close 9 p.m. PT on March 26. The full listing of contest rules and regulations can be found here.

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