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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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Science Cheerleader Sarah Inspires Students at STEM Fair in Washington, D.C.!

On February 24, 2018 Science Cheerleader Sarah attended the Friendship Public Charter School’s STEM Fair in Washington, DC. Sarah is passionate about STEM outreach in the Washington, D.C. area, and is a hometown hero having cheered for the Baltimore Blast, Baltimore Brigade, and Chesapeake Bayhawks! Sarah was able to speak to the participating children, their families, teachers, administrators, and judges, about her passion for science, and how it has influenced her career. Sarah was the first speaker to kick-off the…
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Theresa: New England Patriots Cheerleader and PhD Student in Chemical Biology!

Hi everyone, Science Cheerleader Hilary here to help you get to know Theresa, a PhD student in Chemical Biology at Harvard! Theresa cheered at Superbowl LI for the New England Patriots, and can’t wait to meet you at the USA Science & Engineering Festival at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 7 and 8! What turned you on to science and when? Both of my parents were engineers so science was always a big part of my education…
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Sarah: Baltimore Blast, Baltimore Brigade, and Chesapeake Bayhawks Cheerleader with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling!

Hi everyone, Science Cheerleader Hilary here to give you an update on Sarah, a child and adolescent therapist who cheered for the Chesapeake Bayhawks, the Baltimore Blast, and the Baltimore Brigade! Sarah cheered on young girls at a local Science Fair at their school in Washington, D.C. this past Saturday. Interested in having Science Cheerleaders at your event? Request an appearance here! Read on below to hear what Sarah has been up to since we first met her in 2015!…
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Candess: Washington Redskins Cheerleader and Software Engineer!

Hi everyone, Science Cheerleader Hilary here to introduce you to Candess, a 3rd year veteran cheerleader with the Washington Redskins and a software engineer with a degree in computer science! Get excited to meet Candess in person at the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 7! What turned you on to STEM and when? I always had an aptitude for math in middle school, but it was not until I created a MySpace page in high school that I…
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Science Cheerleader Hilary Interviewed by the Dana Foundation

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization committed to advancing brain research and to educating the public in a responsible manner about research’s potential: (1) to develop a better understanding of the brain and its functions; (2) to speed the discovery of treatments for brain disorders; and (3) to combat the stigma of brain disorders through education.  Recently, the Dana Foundation published an interview with Science CheerleaderHilary. In the discussion she talked about our mission and what it’s like…
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