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San Diego teen is a finalist in Marvel's 'Girls Reforming the Future Challenge'

Janie Kin of San Diego is a finalist in Marvel science contest
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Janie Kin

San Diego’s Janie Kin is one of five young finalists in Marvel Entertainment’s contest to discover young women who want to make positive developments for the coming ages.

Marvel asked girls ages 15 – 18 to come up with innovative ideas on how they would change the future in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in conjunction with the studios release of Captain America: Civil War.

The contestants were asked to submit a video of their projects, explaining a little bit about them and how exactly they work.

Janie developed an inexpensive and efficient method of room decontamination.

She created a novel combination of anti-microbial compounds that is highly effective against drug resistant pathogens.

Janie’s decontamination unit utilizes an acoustic wave device to deliver the anti-microbial compound in vaporized form, providing a sterilization method more efficient and comprehensive than is possible by hand.

Janie hopes that her decontamination system, can create a safer and healthier environment in hospitals, schools, movie theaters, and homes.

Janie will present her invention in front of a panel of experts in California.

She and the other four finalists will receive: Two round-trip tickets to Southern California for the finalist and her parent or guardian, including scheduled meals, ground transportation to and from organized activities, hotel accommodations, from April 10, through April 13, 2016.

Plus an opportunity to be on the red carpet at the World Premiere of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” at the Dolby Theatre® on April 12, 2016.

A tour of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California; and $500.00, deposited into a High Yield Savings account with Synchrony Bank. One grand prize winner will be selected from the five finalists to receive an internship with Marvel Studios.

It has been estimated that the future of employment lies in the fields of STEM. Unfortunately, there is concern that not enough kids are interested in these areas to fill the projected workforce need in the next 20 years.

The Captain American Civil War: Girls Reforming the Future Challenge allowed those who are interested in STEM to use their resources and knowledge within their interests to show the world how important young scientists are to the future of society.