Smart girls

Marvel Studios launches project for female STEM students who want to change the world

Emily VanCamp in "Captain America: Civil War" (Facebook)

For smart young women who are wanting to change the world, the National Academy of Sciences and Marvel Studios are ready to give them their first chance. The movie studio is partnering with the academy’s Science & Entertainment Exchange for a program specifically targeting girls in STEM fields – science, technology, engineering, and math – who have ideas for projects that will make the world a better place.

The program is part of the promotion of the new Avengers’ movie, Captain America: Civil War, and shares the movie’s theme: “The commitment to safeguard humanity, protect the earth at all costs and make the world a better place for future generations,” according to star Elizabeth Olsen.

Girls ages 15 through 18 are invited to submitted short videos explaining their ideas, and five finalists will get to travel to California to present their ideas to a panel of experts and attend the movie’s premiere. The grand prize winner will nab an internship at Marvel Studios.

Read the full story at USA Today.

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