Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Natalie Portman Teams Up with Marvel to Mentor Girls in Science

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Disney/Marvel and actress Natalie Portman have teamed up to encourage girls in grades 9-12 to participate in the Ultimate Mentor Adventure to dive into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The Ultimate Mentor Adventure will pair high school girls in the United States with mentors in the field of STEM. They’ll interview and learn from their mentors and make videos about their experiences. Videos will be judged by STEM experts and the winning creators will be flown to California for a week-long adventure, which includes meeting women working in STEM careers, participating in experiments, a special behind-the-scenes tour of Dolby Laboratories, and attending the opening day screening of “Thor: The Dark World,” in which Portman plays an astrophysicist, as well as a documentary short about their ultimate mentor adventure.

Even though boys and girls do not display any significant differences in their ability to learn math or science, women are still in the minority when it comes to STEM fields of study and careers. Unfortunately, as early as elementary school, girls pick up stereotypes that science and math are boys’ clubs and interest wanes. STEM programs are popping up across the country, many focusing on sparking interest and encouraging girls to pursue their interests in this growing, rewarding field. For more tips on how to encourage girls in STEM, check out PBS SciGirls.

Photo credit: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
  • andres_r0mero

    Find out how you can make 100 usd daily at home go to surveymoneymaker dot net

VIDEO: Moral Confusion

A look at our confused thinking when it comes to how and why we use animals.

The Vegan Nightmare for Quartz is my Vegan Dream

No hooks for hands, no phantom entanglements, just the suggestion of the United States food system shifting to support people eating nothing but plants.

Meat Is Not the Problem

Meat is not the problem, all animal products are the problem.