Natalie Portman wants to get YOU into science, ladies.
I just came across this amazing opportunity but we’ve got to act fast: Marvel Comics and Natalie Portman are piloting a program which brings girls in grades 9-12 to interact with and learn from leading women in STEM fields. In the upcoming movie Thor, Natalie plays Jane Foster as an astrophysicist, even though in the original comics her character is a nurse. Portman herself has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard, so she totally knows what’s up.
This program - titled THE ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE - is “Seeking the next Jane Foster”. As a participant you will be able to contact a mentor in your area to interview, shadow, and receive personal mentorship from - and then it’s your job to make a video about your experience by October 20th, 2013. If you are picked as a ‘winner’ (and let’s face it, if you’re putting in the effort to do this I already think you’re a winner) you will get to fly out to California for an freebie trip that involves Disneyland, speaking with amazing STEM career trail-blazers, and of course previewing Thor: The Dark World.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR. I’m forwarding this to the ladies in my Women in Science group at the Museum and hopefully we can rally together to give some Chicago-area ladies an incredible opportunity.
Natalie Portman wants YOU.
Click here for details on how to participate/deadline information/DO IT.