In partnership with the Atlanta Science Festival , Women in Technology, Science Cheerleader and SciStarter.com, this month-long citizen science campaign will highlight women in STEM careers AND simple ways for anyone to be a scientist by collecting data for real research projects. This year we feature four projects: taking pictures of nighttime skies to inform our understanding of light pollution, observing the timing of seasonal changes in plants to inform our understanding of climate change, measuring backyard precipitation to inform weather reporting and research, and contributing to decisions about the future of space exploration. Detailed schedule can be found here.
Women in Technology professionals and Science Cheerleaders will be on-site at the following Atlanta Science Festival events to show you how to be a citizen scientist and to share their STEM careers with you:
- March 21 – Science @ the Center “SPRING into SCIENCE”, 10:00am-3:00pm at DCSD Fernbank Science Center. Free! Science Cheerleaders Brandi, Kristin, and Mimi will be there, along with Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders Alexandria and Kiva.
- March 23 – Science of Sports Safety, 6:00-8:30pm at the College Football Hall of Fame (advanced ticket purchase required). Science Cheerleaders Brandi, Kristy, and Raquisha will be there!
- March 24 – An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson, 7:30pm at The Fox Theatre (advanced ticket purchase required). Science Cheerleaders Brandi, Mimi, and Raquisha will be participating!
- March 28 – Exploration Expo, 11am-4pm at Centennial Olympic Park. Free! Science Cheerleaders Memorie, Mimi, and Zenobia will be participating, as well as a team of Pop Warner cheerleaders!
|Alexandria, Atlanta Falcons, Registered Nurse||Brandi, Indianapolis Colts (Alumni) Health Education||Kiva, Atlanta Falcons , STEM Student|
|Kristin, Atlanta Hawks (Alumna), Ph.D.||Kristy, Atlanta Falcons (Alumna), Chemist||Memorie, Atlanta Dream, Ph.D. Candidate|
|Amessia, Atlanta Dream, Epidemiologist||
Raquisha, University of Georgia (Alumni), Biology Teacher
|Zenobia, San Francisco 49ers (Alumna), MBA, Women In Tech mentor|
Team Cheer is the apparel sponsor of the Science Cheerleaders.