Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Success

Girl Day Sherry

Hi Science Cheerleader fans, Samantha here! I just wrapped up a fabulous weekend at UT Austin where we attended Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and the Girl Day STEM Festival! Sherry, Katarina, and myself kicked off the event with a big SciCheer welcome. Then we interacted with the over 5,000 attendees to teach them about Science Cheerleaders, citizen science, and tell them about our free e-book, The Science of Cheerleading. It was great: 5,000 elementary and middle school girls with their…
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Meet the Science Cheerleaders at Girl Day!

Girl Day Logo

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, the Women in Engineering Program at the University of Texas, Austin is hosting their national award-winning “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.” Celebrated every year during Engineers Week, this Girl Day event gives girls of all ages the opportunity to work with hands-on engineering projects; this year the event will host over 7,000 girls! Families and educators are invited to join elementary and middle school students to visit with technology and engineering professionals across the…
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Meet the Science Cheerleaders at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC!

Science Cheerleader Labenga Labcoats

Science Cheerleaders representing professional teams across the country and STEM fields across the spectrum will be together in one place! The Science Cheerleaders, current and former professional cheerleaders who are also scientists and engineers, are excited to participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival and they will be bringing their A-game! They will perform science-themed routines during the festival, autograph personalized trading cards, and promote citizen science activities with their partners, SciStarter, Discover Magazine, and Astronomy Magazine. In fact,…
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Science Cheerleaders, SciStarter, Discover Magazine and Astronomy Magazine at AAAS Family Science Days!

aaas family science days

Saturday and Sunday February 13–14, 2016 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Washington, DC Register now: Free, hands-on science fun for the entire family. Explore interactive science exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by scientists, including these Science Cheerleaders! Megan, Computer Scientist, Redskins alumni Margaret, PhD Chemistry, Baltimore Blast alumni Lauren, Mathematician, Redskins and Wizards Alumni They’ll be joined by their pals at SciStarter, Discover Magazine and Astronomy Magazine to lead a Science Quiz Show…
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Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders at the top of their class


Hi SciCheer fans! Samantha here! The Arizona Cardinals are on their way to the NFC Championship game (woo hoo!). Not only are they leaders in the NFL, some of their cheerleaders are leaders in STEM! I pursued my engineering degree while cheering for the Cardinals, so I know what it takes (also explains my favoritism!). These ladies have exciting lives on and off the field!              Alexa and Catie are two Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders who also…
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Patriots Cheerleaders Balance Playoffs and STEM Careers!


Science Cheerleader Hilary here! During college I cheered for the Colgate Raiders and got my degree in Biochemistry, so I know what it takes to succeed both on the field and in the field! Now I balance my PhD in Molecular Pharmacology with being a Regional Coordinator for Science Cheerleader and assistant coaching the Brown University Bears Cheerleading team. As you follow the NFL playoffs in the coming weeks, keep in mind the balancing acts on the sidelines! The Patriots Cheerleaders below manage…
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The changing face of science (cheerleader).

(Much of the following was already published on the SciStarter blog. I thought it was worth sharing here, too!) Last month, I had the immense honor of sharing the stage with Bill Nye and some fascinating thought leaders in space exploration from academia and industry, thanks to the leaders at Arizona State University’s New Space. We talked about colonizing Mars, mining asteroids, women in STEM and more. Amid all the exciting, forward-looking discussions, bolstered by the super-pumped-up audience of 3500 ASU students,…
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ASU professor breaks stereotypes about cheerleaders and scientists

Alexa Nieves, an Arizona Cardinals cheerleader and Honeywell Aerospace specialist. Photo by Jenna McGee/Honeywell

We’re digging this article in Arizona State University’s ASU Now publication today! Here’s a fun excerpt: “Eleven percent of [NFL] professional cheerleaders are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math. (Compare that with Congress, where out of 535 representatives and senators, 0.37 percent, or two, are scientists.) A group of about 300 current and former professional cheerleaders pursuing science and technology degrees led by an Arizona State University professor are working to encourage women to join technical fields, inspire…
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Sarah: Baltimore Blast Cheerleader pursuing degrees in mental health

Sarah Baltimore Blast Science Cheerleader

Hey Science Cheerleader fans!  This is Megan and I’m excited to introduce you to our newest SciCheer, Sarah!  Sarah was a Chesapeake Hawkette Cheerleader and is now a Baltimore Blast Cheerleader.  Read on to learn more about her interests in mental health. What turned you on to STEM and when? I have always known that I wanted to make a difference in the world, but I was not sure how. After pursuing my undergraduate degree I realized that my career path was actually…
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Meet Science Cheerleader Lauren at the Maryland STEM Festival, October 29!

Lauren, Mathematician, Redskins and Wizards Alumni

On October 29, Lauren will represent Science Cheerleader as a special ambassador at the Wearable Electronics Fashion Show at the Westfield Annapolis Mall!  This event is part of the Anne Arundel County STEM Festival, which is part of the Maryland STEM Festival.  This event hosts non profit organizations, educational institutions, businesses, and government organizations to highlight the importance of STEM in our everyday lives.  Lauren will judge the designs, mingle with attendees, and talk about the importance of STEM. Catch Lauren in…
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