In the News: The Smartest Person at the Super Bowl


+-*Check this out: here’s a fun article profiling Kelly, one of the Science Cheerleaders who will be cheering on the New England Patriots at the Super Bowl this Sunday. Our thanks to Sam Wood at Go Kelly!   When the New England Patriots face the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday, the smartest person on the gridiron may be a cheerleader. Kelly Bennion, 26, has danced for the Pats for the past two seasons. At the same time, she’s been pursuing a…
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Science Cheerleaders team up with Arizona State University: Science at the SuperBowl !

+-*Here’s the current list of news segments and articles about this event and the Science Cheerleaders who participated: NBC Nightly News: Super Bowl Cheerleaders are some of the smartest at the game. ABC News: Super Bowl 2015: Meet the New England Patriots’ Cheerleader Pursuing a Ph.D. in Neuroscience Daily Mail: Will a cheerleader be the smartest person at the Super Bowl? Meet the Harvard educated neuroscientist cheering her way to a PhD Cosmopolitan: This Super Bowl Cheerleader Is Also Getting…
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Genevieve: Arizona Cardinals Cheerleader working in Industrial Technology

Genevieve work

+-*Genevieve is a rookie for the 2014 Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders. She started her engineering career as a systems engineer at Cisco Systems, Inc. What turned you on to science? My mother and father are both engineers and from as young as I can remember they have influenced me toward engineering. To me, I see it as a way of life: they are very thoughtful as they go through life so researching, investigating and discovering how things work and have taught…
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Current NFL cheerleaders pursuing science careers: Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots

Kelly: PhD cognitive neuroscience

+-*Look for these Science Cheerleaders during the big game today! ANN: I am a financial advisor. Learning about the US and global economy is fascinating to me. More importantly, I love helping people with something that can really make a difference in their lives. Being a financial advisor combines both of my passions for a very fulfilling career. I help families with their personal finances throughout every stage of their lives. Figuring out how to help them make their money…
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Former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is now a pediatric urologic surgeon!

Nicol Dallas Cowboys Science Cheerleader At Work

+-*We’d like to introduce you to Nicol, a pediatric urologic surgeon and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader! What turned you on to science and when? I decided in high school that I wanted to help people by becoming a doctor. I didn’t know what kind of doctor, or really very many details about what was involved in becoming a doctor, so I volunteered at my local hospital during high school to learn more, and I found a pre-med guidance counselor in…
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Science Cheerleaders on the NFL Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos


+-* I’m Crystal, a Science Cheerleader regional coordinator. I’m a former St. Louis Rams cheerleader and a biologist. Watching the Colts vs Bengals game? Look for these Science Cheerleaders on the sidelines!         ANN: I am a financial advisor. Learning about the US and global economy is fascinating to me. More importantly, I love helping people with something that can really make a difference in their lives. Being a financial advisor combines both of my passions for a very fulfilling career. I…
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Science Cheerleaders on the NFL Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks!

Dawn Carolina Panthers Science Cheerleader

+-*Cheerleaders pursuing science, technology, engineering, or math careers can be found on all of the teams that have NFL cheerleading squads (no cheerleaders on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers–sorry!). The late game today is between the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks. Here are their Science Cheerleaders! Lindsey/Carolina Panthers: “My degree is in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University. I really enjoy talking about engineering with others, especially young women, because I was one of those students who had never heard of engineering until someone…
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Ravens vs. Patriots Halftime Entertainment: Ravens Cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers!


+-*Hey football fans, check out your Science Cheerleaders during the playoffs!  My name is Megan and I’m a former Washington Redskins Cheerleader (HAIL!) as well as a Computer Engineer.  I’m a regional coordinator here at Science Cheerleader for the DC/MD/VA Corridor and  I’m excited to present to you all of the amazing Ravens Cheerleaders pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, math and health fields. My fellow Science Cheerleader, Hilary, profiled the SciCheers on the Patriots, here.  Drumroll please…your Science Cheerleaders for…
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Meet the Real Brains of the NFL’s Ravens-Patriots Game!

kristen science cheerleader patriots cheerleader

+-*Science Cheerleader Hilary here! I cheered at Colgate and I’m getting my PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology from Brown. I’m also a regional coordinator here at Science Cheerleader. While you watch the Patriots take on Ravens this weekend, keep this in mind: The New England Patriots have eleven cheerleaders pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math! I’ve showcased a few, below! The Baltimore Ravens have thirteen science cheerleaders this year and my fellow Science Cheerleader, Megan (an engineer who cheered for the Washington Redskins) showcased them…
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Preliminary results from Project MERCCURI on WHYY’s The Pulse, today

+-*Thanks to everyone who helped collect all those microbes we sent to space for Project MERCCURI! If you have a few minutes, listen to this radio segment about Project MERCCURI, that aired Friday on WHYY. From WHYY radio: A first look at how our germs are behaving in space! Preliminary results are in for a science experiment we’ve been following (and participating in) on The Pulse, called Project MERCCURI. Darlene Cavalier, founder of, which promotes citizen science projects, joined…
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