Most scientists are more comfortable in a lab coat than a sport coat, let alone a mini-skirt. Today I want to introduce a group of (mostly) women that promote science to the public with shiny outfits and pom-poms. Meet the Science Cheerleaders!
|Picture courtesy of sciencecheerleader.com|
These women are scientists, science educators, health professionals, and scientists-in-training. Beyond their love of science, they share another common passion - cheerleading! All are current or former cheerleaders at the college or professional level. Their mission is to promote science and technology careers for girls, and to help educate the population at large about the important of science and technology in their lives.
As a science communicator, I think this is brilliant! What better way to attract attention to science, and raise girls’ interest in science careers, than with sparkle! What about you? Do you think the Science Cheerleaders (or other like them) help science? Why or why not?