Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation, Marvel Studios, Visa Signature and El Capitan Theatre Team Up to Host Marvel's

Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation, Marvel Studios, Visa Signature
   and El Capitan Theatre Team Up to Host Marvel's IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and
                                INNOVATOR FAIR

PR Newswire

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 7, 2013

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CALLING ALL ASPIRING
INVENTORS! It's time to channel your inner Iron Man/Tony Stark and let your
inventing imagination go wild. Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation
and Marvel Studios, along with Visa Signature and the famous El Capitan
Theatre in Hollywood, are proud to team up to sponsor a nationwide Marvel's
IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR in conjunction with the May 3rd
release of Marvel's "Iron Man 3," starring Robert Downey Jr.

The 12 finalists of the Marvel's IRON MAN 3: INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR 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! INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR finalists will also have their projects on
display at the famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, from May
3^rd – June 20^th. The competition concludes at the El Capitan Theatre on May
3^rd when four Grand Prize winners will accept their awards at a special
ceremony, on stage prior to the showing of Marvel's "Iron Man 3."

Sixth through ninth-grade girls and boys across the nation are invited to
participate, including those who have competed in Broadcom MASTERS®, a program
of Society for Science & the Public (SSP). For more information, rules and
how to apply, visit

"Marvel'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!" said Mike
Pasciullo, Marvel's SVP, Brand Planning & Communications.

Participating students are being asked to produce innovative, inventive
projects based on themes from Marvel's "Iron Man 3" —science, technology,
engineering and math-related concepts and practices. Marvel's IRON MAN 3:
INVENTOR and INNOVATOR FAIR competition is encouraging students to submit
projects that align with the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) Grand
Challenges for Engineering™.

Some of the themes of the NAE Grand Challenges related to Marvel's "Iron Man
3" are: (1) Develop Carbon Sequestration Methods, including projects involving
themes of eco-friendly car development; (2) 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)
Secure Cyberspace, inspiring projects that can lead to the development of new
technologies that can redefine innovative security measures; and (4) Engineer
the Tools of Scientific Discovery, in fields such as micro-technology,
aeronautics or robotics.

About the Movie

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron
Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his
personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest
to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle.
With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices,
relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he
fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has
secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca
Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley,
Marvel's "Iron Man 3" is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew
Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel's iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who
first appeared on the pages of "Tales of Suspense" (#39) in 1963 and had his
solo comic book debut with "The Invincible Iron Man" (#1) in May of 1968.

Marvel's "Iron Man 3" is presented by Marvel Studios in association with
Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios' President Kevin
Feige is producing and Jon Favreau,Louis D'Esposito,Charles Newirth,
Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are
executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, andis distributed by Walt
Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney
Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment
companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a
variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises
in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit

About El Capitan Theatre

Step into Hollywood's glittering past at the legendary El Capitan Theatre,
which made its debut on May 3, 1926 as Hollywood's first home of Spoken
Drama. This grand theatre has been restored to its original elegance of
Spanish Colonial exterior and boasts a colorful and lavish East Indian
interior designed by renowned San Francisco architect G. Albert Lansburgh. In
1941, Orsen Welles' Academy Award® winning CITIZEN KANE made its World
Premiere at the El Capitan. As an exclusive first run theatre for Walt Disney
Studios, today the El Capitan Theatre sets a new standard for World Premieres,
live stage shows, Disney attractions, and other special events that have
helped restore showmanship to Hollywood Boulevard. For more information,
visit or call 1-800-DISNEY6.

About Discovery Science Center

Imaginations run wild with over 120 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Science
Center (DSC), Orange County's leading destination for hands-on science
entertainment. Take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero, feel the
power of a real rocket engine launch and explore the inner workings of a
two-story tall dinosaur! Plus, the Science Center's signature events don't
just foster science education, but also provide entertainment for the whole
family. From our annual Bubblefest and Rocket Launch to blockbuster traveling
exhibits such as Indiana Jones™: Where Science Meets Imagination, there is
always something new to experience. DSC is a non-profit organization
dedicated to educating young minds, assisting teachers and increasing public
understanding of science, math and technology through interactive exhibits and
programs. It is a community-wide resource where families come together to
learn and have fun and school districts can use as an educational resource.
For further information, visit www.discoverycube.orgor call (714) 542-2823.

About Broadcom Foundation

Broadcom Foundation was founded to inspire and enable young people throughout
the world to enter careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM) through partnerships with local schools, colleges, universities and
non-profit organizations. Broadcom Foundation is the proud sponsor of the
Broadcom MASTERS®, a program of Society for Science & the Public - a national
science and engineering competition for middle school children. The
Foundation's mission is to advance education in STEM by funding research,
recognizing scholarship and increasing opportunity. Learn more at

About Visa Signature

Visa Signature is a premium consumer payment card bringing cardholders
benefits and perks that offer special access and provide everyday value Visa
Signature cardholders get access to exclusive movie ticket offers to movies
like Marvel's Iron Man 3 at Visa Signature is
a proud sponsor of the theatrical release of Marvel's Iron Man 3. Visa
Signature cardholders enjoy benefits such as complimentary 24-hour concierge
services, access to the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection and exclusive
offers for fine wine and food, travel, and sports and great entertainment
events like Marvel's Iron Man 3. For more information visit

About National Academy of Engineering

The US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent,
nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the
nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the
well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by
marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide
independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering
and technology. Established in 1964, NAE operates under the congressional
charter granted to the National Academy of Sciences in 1863. Find out more at 

SOURCE Marvel Studios

Contact: Dan Nasitka, Manager, Public Relations, +1-714-913-5018 or; or Michelle Rasic, Disney Global Publicity,
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