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“Inspire! Engage! Empower!” An Interview with Darlene Cavalier

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Hello, Science Cheerleader fans! Our founder Darlene Cavalier has been featured on a website called Women You Should Know. Here’s a little sample: At first glance, science and cheerleading may not seem like fields that overlap very often. But thanks to Science Cheerleader Founder Darlene Cavalier, NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers are being celebrated and are leading the way for other young women in the sciences. Darlene is a perfect example of a woman who breaks stereotypes—her professional successes…
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Meet Derecka: New Orleans Saints Cheerleader Studying Zoonotic Diseases

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Hi Science Cheerleader fans, Melissa here! We love animals and so does our newest Science Cheerleader, Derecka! She’s a Veterinary Medicine student and NFL Cheerleader.  What turned you on to STEM and when? The world around me has always intrigued me and ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to work with animals. I was in middle school when I decided to take my aspiration for being an animal doctor to the next level by being a…
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49ers cheerleaders (pursuing STEM careers) join SciStarter to bring citizen science to the Bay Area Science Festival!

November 5th, 2016 10am-4pm AT&T Park FREE ADMISSION Join our partners at SciStarter at the Bay Area Science Festival  on Saturday! This free festival will be packed with science enthusiasts. Come to explore hundreds of hands-on activities, opportunities to meet local scientists and engineers, plus fun and educational entertainment. Find SciStarter to learn about citizen science projects you can do in the Bay Area and beyond. We’ll be getting you set to look for ZomBees, monitor migrating butterflies, band local birds, and even learn…
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Meet Anelisse: 49ers Cheerleader with an Engineering Degree from Stanford

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Hi SciCheer fans, Samantha here! If you’re in the Bay Area on November 5, 2016, be sure to stop by the Bay Area Science Festival and meet our newest Science Cheerleaders from 10-noon! They’ll be with our partners at SciStarter, to talk about their careers, sign autographs, and get YOU involved in citizen science! Learn more about that appearance, here. What turned you on to STEM and when? I’ve always had an innate curiosity about the world, but I think…
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Meet Kayla: 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleader Pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

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Hi SciCheer fans, Samantha here! If you’re in the Bay Area on November 5, 2016, be sure to stop by the Bay Area Science Festival and meet our newest Science Cheerleaders! Two 49ers cheerleaders pursuing science and technology careers will join our partners at SciStarter to activate citizen science projects, sign autographs and tell visitors about their interesting careers! Learn more about the event, here. Tell us about your degrees! I am currently going to school to become a Clinical…
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Philly Geek Awards Tonight! Who will be the 2016 Scientist of the Year?

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So stoked to present the Scientist of the Year award tonight at the Philly Geek Awards!! Here are the nominees in the Scientist of the Year category. Other categories include Geek of the Year, Start Up of the Year, Maker of the Year and more. I’ll post information on the winner once that’s revealed, tonight!! Dr. Danielle Bassett applies graph theoretical work in math and physics to the study of real-world networks, most notably the human brain. She publishes in…
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Patriots Cheerleaders Show Their STEaM Spirit!

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Science Cheerleader Hilary here, thrilled to be back again to tell you about some of the incredible ladies leading both careers and cheers for the New England Patriots! Read on below to find out about the amazing things these talented women are doing both on the field and in their fields! Theresa: Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry I graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. I am currently working at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as a…
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Science Cheerleader and SciStarter Founder, Darlene Cavalier, featured speaker at PA Conference for Women

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“Dear Darlene, My name is Jaynie (i’m a cheerleader) and I met you today at the conference. I just wanted to thank you for encouraging me to follow my heart and do what I love. You gave me the confidence to continue my love for math and science and now I know that I’m not the only one struggling with overcoming stereotypes.”


Meet Olivia: Civil Engineer and Dancer for the Dallas Stars Hockey Team

Hi SciCheer fans! Samantha here! I want to introduce you to the newest member of Science Cheerleaders from Dallas, Texas. Everything is bigger in Texas, including Olivia’s passion for engineering and dance! What turned you on to engineering and when? My grandfather was an important role model in my life, and he was an engineer. I have always enjoyed math, but going into college I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I started taking classes…
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Meet the Science Cheerleaders at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum!

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    If you’re going to be in the Washington, DC, area on Saturday 9/17 between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can meet three of the Science Cheerleaders at the National Air & Space Museum. They will be participating in Heritage Family Days, which recognizes Women in Aviation and Space. Here’s what the Smithsonian Institution has to say about the event: “Throughout the history of aviation and space exploration, women have fought to be on equal terms with their…
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