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Seeking Creative DIY Girls

An amazing opportunity for girls 14-18 years old was just announced on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls:
Listen up STEM and superhero loving Smarties in the USA! Today Marvel Studios announced the “Ant-Man Micro-Tech Challenge” seeking creative tech-savvy girls to find their inner super-hero by creating something “big” from something very small… Marvel, Disney, Raspberry Pi and other partners are looking for girls nationwide, ages 14-18, in grades 9-12, to design and build a DIY project using at least one readily available micro-technology component, enabling tinkerers, makers, builders and future Imagineers to execute big ideas with a board that fits in their pocket! Here’s how to enter: after completing your project made from readily accessible and found materials, submit a short video demonstrating your project and explain how it will inspire other girls to pursue interests in science, technology, engineering, or math. Once the overall challenge has been completed, a STEM-based program in each winner’s hometown will be selected to receive “re-create” instructions for each project. Each winner will also have the opportunity to lead a workshop in building her project with the girls in the selected program in her community. By sharing their work, the winners will accomplish big things from small beginnings by inspiring other young girls to follow their interests in computing, technology, and engineering. Additionally, winners will also attend a special “The Evolution of Technology” workshop at Disneyland in California where they will meet Walt Disney Imagineers who will introduce them to the broader scope of technology. Entries will be accepted until 9PM PDT on June 11, 2015 but be sure to submit sooner than later! For the Smart Girls outside of the US — have you built some STEM projects that you’re proud of? Show off your work and tag us on Instagram and Twitter! For official rules, prizes and more information about Marvel’s “Ant-Man Micro-Tech Challenge,” check out their website!

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