Ravens vs. Patriots Halftime Entertainment: Ravens Cheerleaders pursuing STEM careers!

Hey football fans, check out your Science Cheerleaders during the playoffs!  My name is Megan and I'm a former Washington Redskins Cheerleader (HAIL!) as well as a Computer Engineer.  I'm…

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Science Cheerleader Jessica (chemist) leads citizen science project with Pop Warner cheerleaders
JESSICA <br> Dallas Vigilantes <br> Chemist

Science Cheerleader Jessica (chemist) leads citizen science project with Pop Warner cheerleaders

Jessica, a chemist and former Dallas Vigilantes cheerleader, joined youth cheerleaders, their coaches, and parents, to lead a citizen science project to help get people involved in NASA's Asteroid Initiative! Special thanks…

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Tynesha: Chemist, Patent Examiner and Baltimore Blast Pro Soccer Cheerleader

Tynesha is one of the Science Cheerleaders who will be appearing at the National Science Foundation's Change the World Career Fair in Dulles, Virginia this Saturday, September 28. What turned…

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Niki: Competitive cheerleader and future medical doctor.

Howdy, Science Cheerleader fans! Allow me to introduce you to a fellow Illinoisan, Nicole (Niki), a competitive cheerleader pursuing a science career. You’re studying Interdisciplinary Health with minors in Spanish…

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Teleza: Washington Redskins cheerleader preparing for medical school.
TELEZA <br> Biology, Chemistry

Teleza: Washington Redskins cheerleader preparing for medical school.

I am willing to take any opportunity that I have to share my educational experience and my story with young people. I have a purpose to encourage them to overcome their challenges and goals. Being a Science Cheerleader will give me the chance to do that. I can also show them that just because you are taking interest in such a demanding subject, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and take part in other activities, even if they are stereotyped like cheerleading!

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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.

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Brianna: Patriots cheerleader majoring in biology and chemistry…future dentist!
BRIANNA <br> Chemistry, Biology

Brianna: Patriots cheerleader majoring in biology and chemistry…future dentist!

In my high school AP Psychology class, learning about the lateralization of brain function was confounding to me as I related it to my own personality. If you are right-brain dominant, then you are abstract and favor the arts, while those left-brain dominant individuals are more concrete and achieve in the sciences. Was I supposed to fit the mold of one of these categorizations? Last year at UMDNJ, the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) illuminated the fact that dentistry integrated science with art. I found myself in the dental lab using different instruments to meticulously sculpt wax to form a crown, and that is when I discovered dentistry would fulfill both of my desires for a profession.

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