ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

If you caught yesterday's trailer for Captain America: Civil War — and let's be honest, of course you did — then you are well aware that some pretty incredible things are going on over at Marvel.

This morning, Captain America: Civil War actresses Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter) and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) announced something just as awesome on USA Today. Marvel will be partnering with National Academy Of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange to create a new initiative for girls who are interested in STEM.

The program is called Girls Reforming The Future Challenge, and according to USA Today, "is geared toward female applicants who are interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) projects and share the same goals as the Avengers on screen."

In the video, the two Civil War actresses discuss the program and how it would help encourage young women to gain a foothold in the fields of science and technology.

Girls aged 15-18, and in grades 10-12, will be able to submit short videos outlining a project of their own creation that they believe will help change the world for the better.

Each of the videos will be reviewed and five finalists will be flown to California to present their projects to a panel of experts. But that's not all! Each of the five contestants also receive a tour of Walt Disney Studios, a $500 savings account and will be invited to the world premier of Captain America: Civil War.

The grand-prize winner of the contest will earn an internship at Marvel Studios. If that's not incentive enough, then I don't know what is. Talk about some awesome work experience.

So, to all of the young girls reading this, make your video and be a part of something awesome. We're all rooting for you!

'Captain America: Civil War' premiers on May 6

(Source: USA Today)


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