‘Thor: The Dark World’ Contest Seeks ‘The Next Jane Foster’ Among Science-Minded Female Students
Disney and Marvel are giving high-school girls ages 14 and older the chance to meet their science heroes.
In the spirit of Thor: The Dark World's super-scientist Jane Foster, the National Academy of Sciences, Underwriters Laboratories and Dolby Laboratories have teamed up with the companies to give a group of girls the chance to meet some of the most successful women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), all while their experiences are filmed for a documentary short.
Finalists will get to participate in experiments and interactive events, plus they'll attend the premiere of the short film at Los Angeles' El Capitan Theatre on November 8, the day Thor: The Dark World opens nationwide.
Actress Natalie Portman, who plays Foster, explains the contest in a video at the official site.
To enter, applicants are required to interview a woman working in a STEM field in their hometown. The contest's site has a map of potential interviewees. Applicants are also asked to make a video about themselves, the interviews they did, and how they're like the character of Jane Foster.
The deadline for submissions is October 20.