National championship cheerleader and biology teacher

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+-*Raquisha will be a high school biology teacher in August. She cheered at the University of Georgia. Meet her and other Science Cheerleaders March 21-28 at these Atlanta Science Festival events! How do you feel about breaking down negative stereotypes about cheerleaders? Have you faced a situation where you had to challenge a stereotype about cheerleaders [or scientists]? I have had to break down many stereotypes in my life and I continuously make an effort to do so. As a…
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Oakland Raiders cheerleaders and Sacramento Kings dancers talk science!

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+-*We had a great time meeting hundreds of new friends (and future scientists and engineers??) at Family Science Days at the San Jose Convention Center! Click here to learn more about our appearance there. Here are a few pictures from the event. Special thanks to the Oakland Raiders and Sacramento Kings for making it possible for their awesome Science Cheerleaders to participate. They were a big hit, as this Tweet indicates! ###


Meet Science Cheerleaders from the Oakland Raiders at Family Science Days in San Jose, CA

+-*We are partnering up with SciStarter, Science Cheerleaders from the Oakland Raiders, editors from Discover Magazine and Astronomy Magazine, and regional citizen science project owners (AirCasting and ZomBEE Watch) at Family Science Days (a free event presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science). February 14 – 15, 2015 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. San Jose Convention Center Booth #43 Test your science knowledge at our Science JEOPARDY challenge on stage on 2/15 at noon! We’ll challenge three…
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Science Cheerleaders featured on NBC Nightly News

+-*We really love this segment! Special thanks to the Patriots cheerleaders, Arizona State University, the Arizona Science Center and Pop Warner for making this appearance a super special event! Other recent news clips: 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…
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Links to today’s news clips: Cheer for Science

+-*Photo credit: Arizona Science Center Update: 1/30/15: Here’s the current list of news articles about this event and the Science Cheerleaders who participated: 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 Her Ph.D. in Neuroscience And she’s part of a…
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Guest Post: Cheering for Science at Super Bowl XLIX

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+-*Hello, science fans! Today’s guest posting is from Jack Bobo, a Senior Advisor for Global Food Policy at the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Bobo  is responsible for developing and implementing U.S. trade policy related to new agricultural technologies and working with foreign governments to address regulatory barriers to U.S. agricultural exports. Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Bobo practiced law at the Washington, D.C. firm of Crowell & Moring, LLP. His education includes a degree in law, a Master of Science in…
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In the News: The Smartest Person at the Super Bowl

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+-*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 Philly.com. 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

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+-*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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