Natalie Portman and Marvel Partner to Get Girls into Science

A recent partnership to get young girls excited about science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM, is being sponsored by Marvel Studios. They’re sponsoring a contest is based on the movie Thor: The Dark World features Natalie Portman who plays astrophysicist Jane Foster and the actress is the celebrity voice of the contest for girls aspiring to STEM careers of their own.

Thor: The Dark World Ultimate Mentor Adventure contest is for girls in grades 9 through 12 pair up with female mentors across the STEM spectrum to learn about what it takes to make it in the science world. Girls must submit an application and make a short video to tell the judges how they’re like Jane Foster, a brilliant, independent thinker. The winners will go to Los Angeles to meet leading women in STEM fields and attend the Thor premier.

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