Superheroes, a movie premier, science, and Natalie Portman – four things that make our teenage hearts swoon! And that’s exactly the reaction we were looking for when we teamed up with the brilliant minds at Marvel, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Dolby Laboratories, and Girl Scouts USA, to roll out Marvel’s THOR: The Dark World Ultimate Mentor Adventure!
Marvel’s THOR: The Dark World Ultimate Mentor Adventure aims to empower high school aged girls to discover their vast potential in the world of STEM. Throughout the adventure we hope to excite, inspire and reveal the exciting possibilities that a career in a STEM field holds. Girls will have a chance to ask successful women in STEM fields about what they do, how they got where they are…and how others can follow in their footsteps.
By exposing girls to the exciting possibilities of a stem education, and subsequent careers, early on, we hope to engage, inspire and cultivate our next great generation of strong women scientists.
Finalists of Marvel's THOR: The Dark World Ultimate Mentor Adventure will win a week’s trip to Southern California, provided by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and Dolby Laboratories. While in California, the girls will have the opportunity to meet amazing female role models, such as Dolby Laboratory Senior Scientists, where they will conduct interviews and be challenged to participate in true-to-life experiments.
The prize will also include interactive events and go behind-the-scenes where the general public is not normally invited – all while having their adventure filmed. On Friday, November 8th, the winners will conclude their excursion and be recognized at the Premiere Screening of their Ultimate Mentor Adventure documentary short. The video short will be shown at the El Capitan Theatre prior to a screening of Marvel's THOR: The Dark World on opening day.