Natalie Portman Thor of ScienceIn the first Thor movie, Natalie Portman portrays an astrophysicist, which is not a stretch considering her real life background at Harvard and at her high school in Long Island, where she co-authored two research papers that were published in scientific journals.

Now she has teamed up with Marvel to offer a mentorship/contest program for girls to study math and science with professional scientists in their communities.

Each pair will create a video documenting their experiences and the winners will be invited to LA where their films will be screened at the premiere of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World on opening day.

(READ the story from SLATE)

Thanks to Joel Arellano for submitting the link