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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).


Heather: Neuroscience Ph.D. Candidate and NFL Ambassador

Hi SciCheer fans, Samantha here! I would like to introduce you to our newest Science Cheerleader, Heather.  A Redskins fanatic and Neurocience Ph.D. candidate! What turned you on to science and when? It is difficult to pinpoint when I was turned on to science because I have always been fascinated by the world around me.  As a young girl, I had a wooden bug box that I would carry around with me outside to capture and release all types of…
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Science Cheerleaders teach physics at AAAS Family Day!

On February 19, a team of Science Cheerleaders from the New England area had the chance to teach the physics of stunting at the second day of the AAAS Family Science Days. SciCheers Hilary (Colgate University/Brown University), Theresa (New England Patriots), and a stunt group from MIT including assistant coach Kelly teamed up to share their love for science in a performance that put up some awesome stunts and brought down the house! The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is dedicated to advancing…
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Science Cheerleaders Appearing at MANRRS 32nd Annual Conference

Are you a citizen scientist in the Pittsburgh area? Know someone interested in agriculture or natural resources? Come meet Science Cheerleaders Mimi, Hilary, Brooke, and Janel at the annual conference for Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)! Explore this year’s conference theme “Sculpting Minds, Nurturing Hearts, and Creating Diverse Leaders” and celebrate the achievements of young scientists March 29-April 1 at the Grand Wyndham Pittsburgh Downtown. Join the Science Cheerleaders April 1 at 9am in the Sterling Room to rally…
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Former Atlanta Hawks Cheerleader and Computer Engineer brings Citizen Science to Atlanta

Christina used to be a cheerleader for the NBA Atlanta Hawks. Now she’s a software consultant at Manhattan Associates where she helps Nike optimize their supply chain. She has a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech. At noon on March 25, Christina will be joining our pals from SciStarter and the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta  at the Atlanta Science Festival Expo . They’ll help you learn how to collect important cloud data for NASA. You are invited to join us! Here’s more information about Christina: What…
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Clemson’s Champion Cheerleaders: Champions for STEM!

Hi SciCheer fans, Samantha here! With March Madness upon us, we are in the college game-day spirit! Clemson won big this January taking home the NCAA CFP Championship. But they have some Science Cheerleaders who are champions both on and off the field! Aaron (Biomedical Engineering) The discipline that cheerleading has instilled in me has translated into my academic performance and hopefully, one day, my career. I have had to manage my time better than any other time in my…
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