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Marvel’s IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR!

by Pennie on March 12, 2013

Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation, Marvel Studios, Visa Signature and El Capitan Theatre Team Up to Host

Marvel’s IRON MAN 3:  INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR

 

SANTA ANA, CA – March 7, 2013 – CALLING ALL ASPIRING INVENTORS!  It’s time to channel your inner Iron Man/Tony Stark and let your inventing imagination go wild.  Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation and Marvel Studios, along with Visa Signature and the famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, are proud to team up to sponsor a nationwide Marvel’s IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR in conjunction with the May 3rd release of Marvel’s IRON MAN 3.

Sixth through ninth-grade students across the nation are invited to participate, including those who have competed in Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP).  These participants are the next generation of forward thinkers and innovators that will lead us into the future with scientific breakthroughs, engineering feats and technological advances!

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 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
  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, provided by Visa Signature. The trip 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!  Finalists will also have their projects on display at the famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, from May 3rd – June 20th.  The competition concludes at the El Capitan Theatre on May 3rd when four Grand Prize winners will accept their awards at a special ceremony, on stage prior to the showing of Marvel’s IRON MAN 3.

For more information, rules and how to apply, visit www.discoverycube.org/ironman3.

I’ve never wanted to be back in middle school more than I do now.  I’ve always been a geek and to be able to participate in something like this at a national level would have left me hyperventilating for weeks!  Please pass this along to all your schools, even if you don’t have kids in these grades.  This is a fabulous opportunity that all kids should get a chance to compete in!

 

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