Comic book creators Marvel have launched a competition designed to encourage more teenage girls to study science and technology.
They’re inviting girls from the USA aged 14 and over (in Grades 9-12) to apply to win a trip to California to meet with women leaders in the STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) community.
Ten finalists (plus a parent or guardian) will also get to go to the Hollywood screening of new Marvel film Thor: The Dark World.
All you have to do to enter is to interview a woman working in STEM and then create a five-minute video of yourself talking about the interview and why you’re interested in a STEM career – what exactly is it that you like about Science and Technology? What would your ultimate dream job be?
If you’re not sure who to interview, Marvel’s website has suggestions for how to find an interviewee.
Natalie Portman, star of Thor: The Dark World is supporting the campaign. Her character in the Thor films, Jane Foster, is an astrophysicist, and she wants to encourage the next generation of real life top female scientists.
To find out more and enter, visit the Ultimate Mentor Adventure website. And do pass this on to any of your friends or relatives who might be interested in taking part.
But you’ve got to be quick – the closing date is 20th October 2013