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3 Questions We Should All Ask: A Reaction to Megyn Kelly’s Story

When it comes to gender stereotyping, how much of a difference can one year make? According to new research, a whole lot actually. From ages five to six, young girls are shifting their opinions about who is “smart”. The worst part? They have no idea it’s happening. When you ask these girls, “Are you really smart?”, they are quick to say “Yes!” But when you describe a “really smart person,” their subconscious associates that person with a male figure. Heart,…
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Listen to Samantha on Seahawkers Podcast!

Hi SciCheer fans, Samantha here! I am so excited to share that I will be a guest on the Seahawkers podcast on Tuesday July 25, 2017. Brandan and Adam were awesome hosts (even though they like the Seahawks 😉 ) and I had a great time talking about all things football. This podcast is part of their special rivals series, so you’ll hear my take on the Arizona Cardinals season and how they stack up in the NFC West division….
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Meet Treanna: UMD Cheerleader and Techie

Hi SciCheer fans, Samantha here! I’d like you to meet Treanna, a student at the University of Maryland majoring in both Criminal Justice and Computer Science. It doesn’t take a detective to see this cheerleader is a STEM rockstar! What turned you on to STEM and when? When I was in 8th grade I was given the opportunity to take the Science and Technology test in my middle school, which would determine what high school I would be going to….
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Meet Jenna: Patriots Cheerleader and Electrical Engineer with some bright ideas!

Science Cheerleader Hilary here, excited to bring you an update on New England Patriots Cheerleader Jenna! We met Jenna last year when she was a rookie, and we’re thrilled to learn more about her in her first year as a veteran on the team! Jenna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Power Systems Management—that’s one bright woman! How did you decide to pursue a STEM field? I like to challenge myself….
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Meet Bella: New England Patriots Cheerleader with a Passion for Pediatrics!

Science Cheerleader Hilary here! To follow the wonderful interview with New England Patriots Cheerleader Ashley, read on below to hear about her rookie teammate Bella! Bella will graduate next year with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and Human Development and a minor in Biology! How did you become interested in science and medicine? I was first turned on to STEM after going through two knee surgeries at Children’s Hospital in Boston. The extensive care and support I received was so…
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Meet Ashley: New England Patriots Cheerleader and Founder of Miss Pink!

Science Cheerleader Hilary here! After finishing my PhD in Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, I moved to Boston and I’m thrilled to share with you some other newcomers to the Science Cheerleader family in the Bay State! In the coming weeks we will be profiling many of my new hometown heroes, the New England Patriots Cheerleaders! Read on below for our first interview of the series, and stay tuned to hear about the amazing women on the squad supporting the Patriots on…
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Science Cheerleader to appear at Kids March for Science in Boston

It’s not just adults marching for science on April 22. In Boston, younger students will be standing up for science at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common. Among the participants there will be Science Cheerleader Samantha, who’s studying pharmaceutical research at University of Connecticut. The (adults’) March for Science will be on the Common at the corner of Beacon and Charles Streets. The Kids’ Corner will operate from 2 to 4 p.m.  The stage show is 1-2 p.m. and Sam will be the…
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Meet Samantha: Pharmaceutical Researcher and UConn Science Cheerleader

What turned you on to STEM and when? Sophomore year at Susquehanna University I began performing natural product chemistry research with Dr. Geneive Henry in the Department of Chemistry. She is the reason why I am now pursuing a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry at the University of Connecticut. To my knowledge I was the first biology major to be mentored by a chemistry professor at Susquehanna. At first Dr. Henry gave me simple tasks such as evaluating extracts in biological…
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Science Cheerleaders to appear at National Math Festival

Hi, science (and math) fans! MaryCarolyn, a Science Cheerleader and statistician, was interviewed by the Great Day show on Tuesday by WUSA in Washington, DC, to talk about the National Math Festival. She also spoke to WJLA and NewChannel 8 and we’ll post that clip shortly. Meet Mary Carolyn and other Science Cheerleaders on April 22 at the National Math Festival in Washington, D.C. Science Cheerleader Lauren is helping with pre-event publicity while four others will be at the Festival itself. Her interview…
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Science Cheerleaders to join the March For Science in Philadelphia

Check this out! Yup! Our Founder, Darlene Cavalier, will emcee the event and Beverly and Angela will help lead the crowd in cheers for science! Join them if you’re in the Philadelphia area. Details can be found in the article (see link, above).