Meet dozens of NFL and NBA cheerleaders pursuing science careers at the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

Science Cheerleader, Heidi, leads Big Cheer for Science with Pop Warner cheerleaders.

On April 27th, the Science Cheerleaders will help kick off the weekend-long USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. with a Big Cheer for Science and Engineering at 1:30 ET. After they get 10,000 kids cheering for science (plus thousands more across the country during satellite Big Cheer events) and measuring seismic results, they will perform science-themed routines, talk to kids about their dual careers as scientists and professional cheerleaders, sign autographs and lead citizen science activities selected from SciStarter.

The Big Cheer itself is our way of engaging people in one such activity, presented by the US Geological Survey. More than 50 schools will receive a free classroom seismograph to help measure the shaking of their Big Cheer. For years to come, those seismographs will automatically record and share local, detectable seismic activities and those classrooms will become part of the USGS’s growing network of Quake Catchers.

Now, let’s meet the Science Cheerleaders who will join us in Washington, D.C., 4/27-4/29!


Allison
Philadelphia Eagles
Bio & Chem degrees

Amanda
St. Louis Rams
Physician

Amanda
Baltimore Blast
Physical therapist
Brooke
Charlotte Bobcats
Chemist
Dana
Baltimore Ravens
Industrial engineer

Devon
Washington Wizards
IT specialist

Erica
Wizards & Redskins
Public Health analyst

Erin
St. Louis Rams
Doctoral student
Felicia
Miami Dolphins
Doctorate

Heather
Cincinnati Bengals
Dentist

Heidi
Kansas City Chiefs
Sports science degree

Jeannie
Orlando Predators
Phlebatomist

Jenn
Washington Redskins
CPA (accounting/math)

Joanna
Baltimore Ravens
Environmental scientist
Julia
Washington Wizards
Marine Biology degree
Kristen
Baltimore Ravens
Chemistry teacher

Laura
Chiefs & Rams
Lauren
Washington Wizards
Financial analyst
Mary Carolyn
Washington Redskins
Statistician
Megan
Washington Redskins
Computer engineer
Talmesha
Washington Redskins
Engineer, Math, PhD
Soldenise
Washington Redskins
Security engineer
Sammi Jo
Baltimore Ravens
Science teacher
Wendy
BioMed Engineer (PhD student)
Sacramento Kings