Moviegoers will have the microscopic on their minds this weekend when Marvel’s Ant-Man opens nationwide on Friday, July 17. Disney and Marvel Studios recently challenged girls age 14-18 to think big—or, more literally, small—as part of the Ant-Man Micro-Tech Challenge, co-sponsored by Dolby Laboratories, Visa Signature and Raspberry Pi.
The challenge asked applicants to design and build a project using at least one micro-technology component that could inspire other girls to develop an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects, and then submit a video showcasing their creation.
The winners attended the recent world premiere of Marvel’s Ant-Man in Hollywood and enjoyed both a tour of The Walt Disney Studios Burbank lot and a special “The Evolution of Technology” workshop conducted by Imagineers at Disneyland. In addition, their winning designs will be provided to STEM-based girls programs in their hometowns, where each will have the opportunity to lead others in a workshop to re-create her project.
Congratulations to Allison White of Utah, Anna Nixon of Oregon, Ashita Patel of Georgia, Elizabeth Almasy of North Carolina and Maxine Hartnett of Colorado. You’re a big inspiration to girls and women of all ages!