that looks to find young tech groundbreakers and — perhaps — a real-life Tony Stark in the making.
Sixth- through ninth-grade students throughout the United States have been asked to create projects based on themes from the movie, including securing cyberspace and engineering tools of scientific discovery. Along with Marvel, the fair is sponsored by Discovery Science Center, the Broadcom Foundation and Visa Signature.
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Participants are also encouraged to submit projects related to themes in the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges. Submissions can focus on subjects like eco-friendly car development, limb regeneration, the study of protective armor for injured body parts, aeronautics and more. We might just see an improved re-creation of Iron Man’s arc reactor.
Finalists win a trip to California for final judging and a trip to Disneyland, and their projects will be on display at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
Coinciding with the May 3 release of Iron Man 3, four grand prize winners will accept their awards at a special ceremony, followed by a screening of the movie.