Marvel Studios and the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange have announced the Captain America: Civil War --- Girls Reforming The Future Challenge today, encouraging teenage girls to get involved with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and submit an original project to win a trip to the Captain America: Civil War premiere, with a grand-prize winner earning an internship at Marvel Studios.

The challenge was announced in a video, which can be found at USA Today, hosted by Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) and Emily VanCamp (Agent 13), who explain that the contest is open to all girls aged eight to fifteen, in grades ten through twelve, and the project they submit can be as complex or simple as they choose. According to the website, five finalists each will

  • Receive a $500 High Yield Savings account from Synchrony Bank.
  • Receive a trip to Hollywood, California for the finalist and a parent or legal guardian for the opportunity to present their project to leaders in science and industry at Marvel Studios.
  • Participate in a live global Broadcom Masters webinar during which they will discuss how their STEM skills enabled them to create their projects.
  • Have the opportunity to walk the red carpet at the World Premiere of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War on April 12, 2016.
  • Receive a tour of the Walt Disney Studios and Dolby Laboratories facilities.

One winner will be chosen from the finalists to receive a Marvel Studios internship.

In 2013, Marvel Studios ran a similar competition known as the Ultimate Mentor Adventure, which encouraged young girls to interview women active in STEM professions, with the chance to win a trip to the Thor: The Dark World premiere.

The deadline for applications is 9:00PM Pacific Time on March 26, 2016, and more information about submission guidelines can be found at CaptainAmericaChallenge.com