Disney & Marvel Announce the Grand Prize Winner of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR ~ Girls Reforming the Future Challenge!!!
BIG NEWS! Disney and Marvel have announced the Grand Prize Winner of
Captain America: Civil War ~ Girls Reforming the Future Challenge!
The winner, Maia Dua from West Sacramento, California was selected from five finalists as the Grand Prize Winner and will participate in a week-long internship at Marvel Studios. Awesome!
Over 1,000 young women from across the nation accepted the challenge to use science and technology to create a project that would create positive world change for their generation and beyond. Maia developed a "seeing eye" robot as a cost-effective and durable alternative to a seeing eye dog. The self-propelled, echo-locating "Seeing Eye-Bot" is made of readily accessible materials, making it more available to individuals of limited financial resources. Maia designed the seeing eye-bot to require minimal maintenance and to have a functional lifespan in excess of 7 years. Maia hopes her invention can address the needs of the visually impaired, who may be unable or unwilling to own a seeing eye dog.