Meet Hope. After joining Rosie Riveters as a 4th grader in the Fall of 2016, Hope became hooked on all things STEM. Now in 6th grade, Hope has participated in THREE Rosie Riveters programs, a number of reunion days, and progressed to the next our next age group (6th-8th)! She even volunteered with us to assist with our latest round of K-1st Grade programs. She wants to tell girls that STEM subjects can be challenging, but that's also what makes them fun!
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.