Disney and Marvel have chosen their winner for the MARVEL’S GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE that was created in collaboration for the release of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
Maia Dua, from West Sacramento, California was selected from five finalists for developing a “seeing eye” robot as a cost-effective and durable alternative to a seeing eye dog. As the winner, she will participate in a week-long internship at Marvel Studios.
Her 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 life span 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.
Over 1,000 young women aged 10-18 participated from across the nation to accept the challenge of using science and technology to create a project that would create positive world change for their generation and beyond.
Find out more at captainamericachallenge.com.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR lands in theaters on May 6, 2016.