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Maia Dua from River City High School has won Marvel Studio’s Girls Reforming the Future Challenge by creating a robot to help those who are visually impaired.

She was chosen by Marvel Studios as a top 5 finalist in the first time ever challenge that invited girls nationwide ages 15 -18, in grades 10 -12, to submit innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics)-based projects that have the potential to change the world.

She placed top 5 nationwide with her science-based idea she submitted and was flown to Southern California where she had the opportunity to inspire other young girls around the world by participating in a LIVE global Broadcom Masters webinar during which the girls discussed how their STEM skills enabled them to create their projects.

Maia also had the opportunity to be on the red carpet at the World Premiere of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” at the Dolby Theatre April 12, 2016 and a tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. They announced she won after the premiere.