Sci-Tech Challenge is the second episode of the web series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Academy.
Noelle Mabry enters a room with a swimming pool, where Elizabeth Henstridge appears on a monitor. Henstridge reminds Mabry that when Grant Ward trapped Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons at the bottom of the ocean, they had to rely on their scientific knowledge to escape. She then presents Mabry with a challenge in which she must use her brains and her muscle to rescue a drowning man in a T-shirt marked "Science, biatch!".
Mabry must answer several mental challenges to unlock numeric codes to save the man, who is handcuffed to a briefcase and has a limited supply of oxygen:
- She is tasked with finding the only number in the English language with its letters in alphabetical order. The answer is 40, which reveals the first number of the combination to be 8.
- A puzzle states that at 0600 hours the Zephyr One departs S.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters for a classified location at 2500mph, while at 0630 the Quinjet departs the classified location for S.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters at 1500mph, and asks at what time they will pass each other if the distance between the locations is 2425 miles? The answer is 0642, revealing the second digit to be 0.
- The logo of Project Distant Star Return is presented and Mabry is asked to find the area of the triangle that encompasses the pathfinder. Mabry discovers the answer to be 202.97ft2 and the last digit is revealed to be 4.
With the code unlocked as 8-0-4, Mabry dives into the pool to rescue the man. However, the code turns out to be false, to the shock and confusion of Mabry and Henstridge. Brett Dalton appears on the monitor and reveals that the code is invalid and that only a true Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fan would know the combination. Henstridge encourages Mabry to try a different order, and she succeeds by entering 0-8-4. Henstridge congratulates her and informs her that she has won the part of an agent on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., much to Mabry's delight.
|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Academy|
|Recruitment • Sci-Tech Challenge • Skydive Challenge • Inhuman Adaptation Challenge • Commencement|