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Meet Hope. Since joining Rosie Riveters in the fall of 2016 as a 4th grader, she's been captivated by the world of STEM. Fast forward to today, Hope is now in 11th grade and deeply engaged in the Rosie Innovators program, specially designed for high school students. Her journey through STEM has been remarkable; from participating in three Rosie Riveters programs and numerous reunion days to advancing through the different age groups and even volunteering to help with programs for younger students. Hope's message to girls everywhere is clear: STEM subjects might present challenges, but it's their complexity that adds to the excitement and fun of learning. Her story is a testament to the impact of encouraging girls in STEM from a young age and supporting them through programs like Rosie Innovators as they grow.



RR: Hi Hope! Thanks for letting us interview you! Thank you for being a part of Rosie Riveters! It's so good to see you have such an interest in STEM. Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?

Hope: An Engineer or an Architect!

RR: That's so awesome! Very good options! What does Rosie Riveters mean to you?

Hope: I love Rosie Riveters because it has sparked my interest in engineering! Rosie has made learning interactive and fun!

RR: We love you too! We are so glad you are loving it so far! What are your favorite subjects in school?

Hope: Science and Art

RR: Those are great choices. and some of our favorites too! In fact, Rosie Riveters projects always have an element of art! Maybe that's why we vibe so well! What is the coolest thing you've ever made?

Hope: One of the coolest things I've made in Rosie Riveters is a hydraulic desk lamp! The lamp's light moved up and down based on water pressure. In school, for a fifth-grade science project, I recently created a working model of the first car windshield wiper, as designed by Mary Anderson in 1902.

RR: That's incredible! We love that you love making things and we had fun with those hydraulic lamps! We hope you show us your windshield wiper sometime! What words of encouragement do you have for young girls who are scared to explore science and engineering?

Hope: Don't be scared! The STEM subjects can be challenging but they're also fun. The best part is that they require you to be creative in solving problems.

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