2-4-6-8, Are Science Cheerleaders Really Great?

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Smart and peppy!

While looking into the state of science education Bill Nye might have left us in, had his collapse been more serious, I came across this: a video of cheerleaders for science.

Oh, man, am I confused! Check out this video of science cheerleaders!

I’m not the biggest fan of cheer squads and the whole thing about girls and women breaking their spines in order to get the crowd roaring its support for the home team boys. (I know, they cheer for girls and women’s sports too.) The hot pants and tiny tops aren’t my favorite either, but now I’m sounding like an old fuddy-duddy, so let me cut to the chase:

This is pretty cool. It’s a bunch of women who cheer on professional football squads but who also have degrees and work in … science! And not a set of glasses among them.

I sort of feel like we need to do whatever it takes to get kids — especially girls — interested in areas like math, engineering and science. So, you know, three cheers if this works.



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