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Talmesha and Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Swab Microbes for Project MERCCURI

The following is a guest post by Science Cheerleader Talmesha. On Tuesday October 29, 2013 I visited the place where I spent five years as a National Football League (NFL) cheerleader, Washington Redskins’ FedEx Field. I, along with current Redskins Cheerleaders Megan, Madison, and Amanda took to the field for some Project MERCCURI fun. The samples collected for Project MERCCURI will be used to create a microbiome map and also to compare microbes on Earth to those on the International…
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“Speaking of Science” interview with Dr. Talmesha Richards, a Science Cheerleader.

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“My work in the community has fostered my desire for a career in public service at the intersection of policy, advocacy, and science.”

Guest post from Science Cheerleader Talmesha and Junior Science Cheerleaders!

Greetings Science Cheerleader Fans! Science Cheerleader, Dr. Talmesha,  here to tell you about a great event! On June 9, 2013 hundreds of kids and parents from Maryland and beyond converged upon Howard County Community College (HCCC) for the first annual Howard County Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival. The festival featured panel discussions, hands on demonstrations and even a laser show.  At the Science Cheerleader booth we encouraged kids and adults to be citizen scientists through Project MERCCURI. I,…
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Meet Talmesha at the Howard County STEM festival on 6/9!

Meet Science Cheerleader  Talmesha on Sunday at the Howard County  STEM event! Talmehsa  holds  a Ph.D. Cellular and Molecular Medicine, B.S. Chemical Engineering, and B.S. Mathematics. She’s also a STEM Education Advocate and motivational speaker in addition to recently retiring from the Washington Redskins as captain of the cheerleaders! Talmesha and a few junior Science Cheerleaders  will help visitors get involved in a new citizen science project to compare microbes on earth and space!

Talmesha: Former Washington Redskins Cheerleader, chemical engineer, mathematician, PhD in molecular medicine!

The best part of my studies is knowing that the research I am completing can potentially have an impact on the future of how breast cancer is treated.

Washington Redskins

Brittany Nurse, Spokeswoman American Academy of Dermatology Candess Software Engineer Elesia PhD Agriculture Policy Erica Masters, Public Health Science Heather Ph.D. Neuroscience Jenn Mathematics Lauren Mathematics, Systems Engineering Mary Carolyn Statistician Megan Computer Engineering Meredith Software Designer Rachel Naval Nurse Regina Lawyer, MD, LLM Health Law, Emergency Medicine Doctor Soldenise Information Security Engineer Talmesha PhD Molecular Medicine Teleza Biology, Chemistry

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Adriene Animal Science Dana Industrial/Systems Engineer Jenna Chemist Joanna Environmental Scientist Kristen Chemistry Teacher Nashanta Software Analyst Omololu (Lulu) Occupational Therapy Rachel Physical Therapist Sammi Jo Science Teacher Sean Software Test Engineer Serena Dental Hygienist Student Talmesha Chemical Engineer, Mathematics, Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine Tony Health Communnications

Meet the Science Cheerleaders at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum!

    If you’re going to be in the Washington, DC, area on Saturday 9/17 between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can meet three of the Science Cheerleaders at the National Air & Space Museum. They will be participating in Heritage Family Days, which recognizes Women in Aviation and Space. Here’s what the Smithsonian Institution has to say about the event: “Throughout the history of aviation and space exploration, women have fought to be on equal terms with their…
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Pictures from the USA Science and Engineering Festival!

  We  just returned from the  USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC! What a blast! The Science Cheerleaders performed science themed routines, led Science Cheers, talked about their careers as cheerleaders and scientists/engineers AND engaged people in citizen science projects with SciStarter! They even kicked off their new project: NASA’s Asteroid Initiative. Here are some fun pictures from the event. If you have some, please post them on our Facebook fan page or share them on Twitter using…
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Meet the Science Cheerleaders at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.!

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Meet the Science Cheerleaders at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, 4/26-27! Watch them perform science-themed routines, collect their autographed trading cards, and participate in our citizen science research, Project MERCCURI! There’s so much to do at the weekend-long event. Come join in the science and engineering celebration! (YOLO!) Wendy Raiders, former Kings, Falcons Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering Megan Former Washington Redskins Software Engineer Margaret Former Baltimore Blast Ph.D. Chemist Tynesha Baltimore Blast Patent Examiner Laura Former…
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