AFC Science Cheerleaders Championship

Meet the Science Cheerleaders whose daily lives in STEM are something to cheer for!


NFC Science Cheerleaders Championship

When the Los Angeles Rams take on the New Orleans Saints this Sunday for the NFC Championship game, there is more to cheer for than just football. Learn more about the Science Cheerleaders who will be on the sidelines! New Orleans Saints Los Angeles Rams All images are courtesy of the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints. For more information, please visit their cheerleader pages.


Jenn: Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader and Registered Nurse

Veteran Vikings Cheerleader Jenn holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and uses the skills she has learned as a registered nurse and on the field every day! Read on below to learn all about Jenn. When did you decide to pursue a science career ? I realized I wanted to be a nurse when my grandma was sick in hospice care. I was fascinated and inspired by the work of the home-care nurse, and when she needed assistance with caring…
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A Day in the Life of a Ravens Science Cheerleader: Sarah

Experience a day in the life of Science Cheerleader Sarah, a Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Hello Science Cheerleaders and future Science Cheerleaders! My name is Sarah, and I am a Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader and a Science Cheerleader. I use science every day in my job as a Child and Adolescent Therapist at a mental health clinic and in several schools. I am so excited for you to follow me through a day…
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Bridget Oei: Environmental Chemistry Student, Miss Connecticut, and First Runner-Up at Miss America

Science Cheerleader Theresa has worked hard for her many achievements, including cheering on the Patriots in the Superbowl and pursuing her PhD at Harvard. Now, Theresa wants to show you that that work ethic runs in the family! Read on below for Theresa’s interview with her science-minded sister, Bridget! Bridget Oei was the first runner-up at this year’s Miss America competition. As Miss Connecticut 2018, she promotes her platform – Women in STEM: Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators. She enjoys…
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Science Cheerleaders Teach Citizen Science at the Cambridge Science Festival for Third Year in a Row!

On April 14th, Science Cheerleaders Beverly, Kelly, and Theresa attended the Cambridge Science Festival celebrating science with thousands of visitors as part of the science carnival. Teamed up with SciStarter, they engaged with kids and their families about citizen science projects such as the ZomBee Watch, a national effort to track the spread of the honeybee parasite, Apocephalus borealis, otherwise known as the Zombie Fly. Another project, Meet Your Mites, involved swabbing faces to use DNA sequencing to identify the tiny Demodex…
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SciCheers Kaitlin and Sherry show off the Science of Cheerleading

On April 28th, 2018 Science Cheerleaders Sherry “ShamRock” Leetham and Kaitlin Vortherms joined the Girl Scouts of Central Texas for a day of science packed events. Here’s what Kaitlin had to say about the event. In the morning, we participated in the “Science Of Cheerleading” event hosted at Courage Cheer and Dance United, where young cheerleaders had the opportunity to discover the scientific principles that allow them to form solid pyramids, tumble, and perform gravity defying stunts. Sherry and I led the young women in…
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Meet Science Cheerleaders at the Girl Scouts of Central Texas’ “Science of Cheerleading” event this weekend!

How do cheerleaders do all those amazing flips and stunts? What if we told you it was all in the science? Join Girl Scouts of Central Texas and two Science Cheerleaders to discover the scientific principles that allow cheerleaders to form solid pyramids, tumble, and launch high basket tosses and land them safely. You’ll get to learn about the science principles, AND try some different techniques to see what it takes to learn to do it yourself. We’ll wrap up…
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Meet the successful women playfully challenging stereotypes about professional cheerleaders and scientists.

Members of the “Science Cheerleaders” team perform at USA Science & Engineering Festival and help families contribute to citizen science research.  Washington, DC – (April 5, 2018) – 2, 4, 6, 8, equals…20!  Learn science and math when the Science Cheerleaders perform at the USA Science & Engineering Festival this weekend. Science Cheerleaders aren’t just cheering for and about STEM,  they’re real-life scientists and engineers. The Science Cheerleaders are also current and former NFL, NBA, and college cheerleaders pursuing careers…
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Meet the Science Cheerleaders (current and former NFL, NBA, and College cheerleaders-turned-scientists) at the USA Science & Engineering Festival!

Meet the Science Cheerleaders on April 7th and 8th in Washington, D.C. at the USA Science & Engineering Festival! The Science Cheerleaders are current and former NFL, NBA, and College cheerleaders pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. They playfully challenge stereotypes, inspire young women to consider careers in STEM, and engage people from all walks of life in real scientific research through SciStarter. This year’s featured Science Cheerleaders include cheerleaders from the Washington Redskins, Washington Wizards, and the…
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