Science Cheerleader aims to increase adult science literacy, grow the ranks of citizen science, and promote public participation in science policy dialogue, all while challenging stereotypes and inspiring young women to consider science careers.The site was launched by Darlene Cavalier, senior advisor at Discover Magazine, former Philadelphia 76ers cheerleader, and co-founder of Science for Citizens.
As Captain of the Male squad, I’ve published more than 50 blog posts, led collaborative projects with the National Football League Cheerleaders, and helped coordinate Science Cheerleader appearances at various public events. Our work has been featured on CNN, NPR, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Discover Magazine, Fox News, Science, and other media outlets. My latest Science Cheerleader blog contributions are likely very inspiring and can be found here.
Some personal highlights include but are not limited to:
- my probably eventual world famous Casey Trees video
- an impromptu cheer with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
- my interview with an Arizona Cardinals cheerleader and electrical engineer
- the 2010 USA Science and Engineering Festival (Science Cheerleader performance has been viewed more than 140,000 times)
- the 2011 Philadelphia Science Festival
Enjoy some of my favorite Science Cheerleader-related images: