Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation, Marvel Studios, Visa Signature and El Capitan Theatre Team Up to Host Marvelâ€™s IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR
SANTA ANA, CA â€“Â CALLING ALL ASPIRING INVENTORS!Â Itâ€™s time to channel your inner Iron Man/Tony Stark and let your inventing imagination go wild.Â Â Discovery Science Center,Â Broadcom Foundation and Marvel Studios, along with Visa Signature and the famousÂ El Capitan TheatreÂ in Hollywood, are proud to team up to sponsor a nationwide Marvelâ€™s IRON MAN 3:Â INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR in conjunction with the May 3rd release of Marvelâ€™s â€œIron Man 3,â€ starring Robert Downey Jr.
The 12 finalists of the Marvelâ€™sÂ IRON MAN 3: INVENTORÂ andÂ INNOVATOR FAIRÂ 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!Â INVENTORÂ andÂ INNOVATOR FAIRÂ finalists will also have their projects on display at the famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, from May 3rdÂ â€“ June 20th.Â Â The competition concludes at the El Capitan Theatre on May 3rdÂ when four Grand Prize winners will accept their awards at a special ceremony, on stage prior to the showing of Marvelâ€™s â€œIron Man 3.â€
Sixth through ninth-grade girls and boys across the nation are invited to participate, including those who have competed in BroadcomÂ MASTERSÂ®, a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP).Â For more information, rules and how to apply, visitÂ www.discoverycube.org/ironman3.
â€œMarvelâ€™s Iron Man 3: Inventor and Innovator Fair 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. They are the real-life Tony Starks of tomorrow!â€ said Mike Pasciullo, Marvelâ€™s SVP, Brand Planning & Communications.
Participating students are being asked to produce innovative, inventive projects based on themes from Marvelâ€™s â€œIron Man 3â€ â€”science, technology, engineering and math-related concepts and practices. Marvelâ€™s IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR competition is encouraging students to submit projects that align with the National Academy of Engineeringâ€™s (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineeringâ„¢.
Some of the themes of the NAE Grand Challenges related to Marvelâ€™s â€œIron Man 3â€ are: (1)Â Develop Carbon Sequestration Methods, including projects involving themes of eco-friendly car development; (2)Â 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)Â Secure Cyberspace, inspiring projects that can lead to the development of new technologies that can redefine innovative security measures; and (4)Â Engineer the Tools of Scientific Discovery, in fields such as micro-technology, aeronautics or robotics.