Alyssa Thorne
Updated Aug 23, 2017 @ 4:25 pm
Thor Ragnarok
Credit: Disney

Two of our favorite things are coming together in the BEST way. Marvel Studios has extended an invitation to girls ages 15-18 interested in STEM to apply for a three-day mentorship in New York. Female empowerment and superheroes?! Does it get any better than that? Since getting girls to stay involved with STEM fields has proven to be difficult statistically, every bit of encouragement helps. And this time the encouragement comes from Marvel, Disney, and Thor: Ragnarok, which is doubly awesome.

It’s called the “Thor: Ragnarok Superpower of STEM Challenge,” and it sounds like an amazing opportunity.

Also awesome: This competition isn’t strictly academic. It’s looking for girls to demonstrate their ingenuity and talent in a STEM field with a DIY project. In order to apply, girls need to:

  1. Think of a Do-It-Yourself, demonstrable project that could be used for the good of others.
  2. Make your project.
  3. Create a 7-minute (or shorter) video in which you demonstrate your project and explain how you used your superpowers of STEM to design and complete it.
  4. Go to to submit your application.
  5. Submit your 7-minute (or shorter) video.

Equally exciting: The video has an intro from Cate Blanchett, who plays Hela in Thor: Ragnarok.

We love that she’s supporting this program!

We really only have one question…Can they open up a competition for adults, too?