Contact: Suzette Haygood
Communications Manager, Rosie Riveters
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROSIE RIVETERS TEACHES GIRLS TO OVERCOME FEAR OF FAILURE IN STEM
Jan. 11, 2015—Arlington, VA— Rosie Riveters, a newly established 501c3 headquartered in Arlington, has partnered with Arlington Public Library to confront one of the biggest obstacles to the participation of girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)—the fear of failure.
Through hands on projects vetted by both educators and experts in the field, the organization will conduct classes free of charge where boys and girls can experiment in various STEM fields, learn about the important contributions women have made to the sciences, and explore different career fields through continued mentorship beyond the program.
“Some studies show that girls are more likely to feel frustrated by failure than men are,” says Brittany Greer, founder of Rosie Riveters. “We want to help girls understand that failure is an integral part of success in STEM and instill them with the self-confidence they need to persevere in spite of failure.”
Rosie Riveters will launch its first four-week program at the Shrilington Branch Library starting Feb. 22, 2016. Registration will open on Jan. 20, 2016.
About Rosie Riveters:
Rosie Riveters provides a fun space for girls ages 414 to imagine, create and play while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our goal is to equip and empower girls to be strong, confident, and competent in the fields of STEM through hands on projects and mentorship programs. For more information, please visit rosieriveters.com.