Last week Marvel officially selected the winner of their STEM-based internship program that coincides with the theatrical release of Marvel’s Dr. Strange on 11/4! The winner of the internship was 16-yr-old Ashley Qin, whose project revolved around wearable biosensors and how they can function as non-invasive glucose monitors.
The theme of the program was The Magic of STEM, challenging girls to explore science and technology that may have once been considered “magic.” This program was the fourth challenge that Marvel Studios has sponsored in order to elevate and celebrate inspirational young women who are interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics). Each different program and activity is tailored to the themes of different Marvel films!
Since Marvel started the program in 2013, thousands of girls across the country have taken part, submitting projects ranging from the creation of hybrid solar thermal collectors to a study of the origins of prosthetic limbs.
During the program tailored for Marvel’s Captain America Civil War put on earlier this year, Maia Dua was selected as the winner for her project that created an affordable “seeing eye-bot,” which uses ultrasonics to “see” objects and help the visually impaired navigate their surroundings.
To learn more about past winners and future Marvel Studios STEM Challenge opportunities, please visit: