Thor: Ragnarok ‘Superpower of Stem’ Challenge Announced

Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Synchrony Bank, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Broadcom Masters and Society for Science & the Public have all announced a special Thor: Ragnarok ‘Superpower of STEM’ challenge. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It hopes to inspire young girls to become more interested in STEM subjects to “help their family, community or the world be safer, healthier or happier.”

Girls from ages 15-18 in grades 10-12 living in the US are invited to create an original Do-It-Yourself project that can’t be made by others. Five finalists will go to Los Angeles and show their projects to a panel of experts. They’ll also attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Thor: Ragnarok. The grand prize for the finalists include two round-trip tickets to Southern California (for the finalist and a parent or guardian), scheduled meals, ground transportation from official events, hotel accomodations (October 8-11), an appearance on the red carpet for the film’s premiere, $500 in a “high-yield savings account from Synchrony Bank”, a tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California and more.

One winner will be selected from the finalists to get a three-day mentorship in New York City with Disney Imagineering. She and the team will create a professional video to teach other young people how to recreate her project. She’ll also get to show off the project on Good Morning America. The video will be then be available for students, teachers and families on the American Association for the Advancement of Science education resource website. You can find more details on the contest by clicking here.

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