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In 2019, Rosie Riveters launched an after-school program at Mark Twain Middle School in Alexandria, VA. This program was established to support the wider STEM pipeline in Fairfax County Schools, the Global STEM Challenges Program (GSCP) in particular. GSCP is a three-year, interdisciplinary high school program centered on problem-based challenges that connect STEM to the real-world. The Rosie Riveters program provides the experience, tools, and exposure to STEM learning models in middle school in order to prepare and recruit rising freshmen into GSCP.

Upcoming Programs 

Mark Twain Middle School: Alexandria, VA 
  • Grades: 7th & 8th Grade 
  • Dates: March 2020, Mondays from 2:45pm-4:45pm (3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30)
During the course of this FREE five-week after-school program participants will explore everything from circuits and radio waves to coding and robotics. In addition to an educational overview of a STEM concept, participants will engage in an interactive and hands-on building project that explores that concept. 

Registration for this program is restricted to participants currently enrolled at Mark Twain Middle School. 

Franconia Elementary: Alexandria, VA 
  • Grades: K-2nd 
  • Dates: April & May 2020, Mondays from 4:00pm-5:00pm (4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11)

During the course of this FREE four-week after-school program participants will explore everything from chromatography and surface tension to circuits and magnetism. In addition to an educational overview of a STEM concept, participants will engage in an interactive and hands-on building project that explores that concept.

Registration for this program is restricted to participants currently enrolled at Bush Hill Elementary. 

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