Marvel is really catching on to the whole “girls like superheroes too,” thing with a contest that offers teenage girls the chance to attend the premiere of Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd, through a DIY engineering competition. So STEM.
Marvel’s Ant-Man Micro-Tech Challenge invites girls ages 14 to 18 (grades 9-12), across the U.S. to “design and build a DIY project using at least one readily available micro-technology component, which can enable tinkerers, makers, builders and future Imagineers to execute big ideas with a board that fits in their pocket and costs less than a video game,” according to the contest’s website. The projects can have a specific function or be solely for amusement. To enter you must submit a short video that demonstrates the project and explains how it will inspire other girls to pursue their STEM interests.
Five winners will receive a trip to California to be at the Dolby Theatre for the Ant-Man world premiere. They will also attend a special “The Evolution of Technology” workshop at Disneyland, where they will meet Walt Disney Imagineers and go on behind-the-scenes tours of Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios.
You can enter here from May 21 to June 11, 2015.
Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd, hits theaters July 17.