Do you have a creative, innovative kid? Maybe even the next Tony Stark? Marvel’s IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR is a contest for sixth through ninth-grade girls and boys who aspire to create and innovate.
Participating students are being asked to produce innovative, inventive projects based on themes from Marvel’s Iron Man 3 — science, technology, engineering, and math-related concepts and practices. Marvel’s IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR competition is encouraging students to submit projects that align with the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering™.
Some of the themes of the NAE Grand Challenges related to Marvel’s IRON MAN 3 are: (1) Develop Carbon Sequestration Methods, including projects involving themes of eco-friendly car development; (2) Engineer Better Medicines, with projects that focus on global disease prevention, limb regeneration and the study of body armor that protects injured body parts such as the heart; (3) Secure Cyberspace, inspiring projects that can lead to the development of new technologies that can redefine innovative security measures; and (4) Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery, in fields such as micro-technology, aeronautics or robotics.
The 12 finalists of the Marvel’s IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR will win a trip to Southern California that includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Disney Studios, a meeting with Disney Imagineers, a trip to Disneyland, a visit to Discovery Science Center, and more!
The contest is sponsored by the Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation, Marvel Studios, along with Visa Signature and the famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. For more info, rules and how to apply, visit www.discoverycube.org/ironman3.
Be sure to enter today for your chance to become the brilliant inventors of tomorrow!
Disney’s Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3, 2013!