The Science Cheerleaders at the US Science & Engineering Festival

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Eleven current and former Professional Cheerleaders with science-related careers came together at the US Science & Engineering Festival this past weekend to help gets folks interested and excited about science.

Jennifer, Regina & Stephanie

Jennifer, Regina & Stephanie

The Science Cheerleaders are the brainchild of former Philadelphia Sixers Dancer Darlene Cavalier.

Darlene Cavalier, The Science Cheerleader

Darlene Cavalier, The Science Cheerleader

Darlene founded ScienceCheerleader.com and its sister site ScienceforCitizens.net with the goal of getting people excited about and involved with science. She’s also a contributor to Discover Magazine and a mother of four.


Melissa is a Tennessee Titans Cheerleader and a Neuroscience Researcher

Melissa is a Tennessee Titans Cheerleader and a Neuroscience Researcher

Regina is a former Redskins Cheerleader and an ER Doctor

Regina is a former Redskins Cheerleader and an ER Doctor

Stephanie is a Richmond Lady Raider and Redskins Cheerleader Ambassador and teaches statistics

Stephanie is a Richmond Lady Raider and Redskins Cheerleader Ambassador and teaches statistics

How did eleven Pro Cheerleaders and Dancers from across the country put together a smashing performance? Two words: Laura Eilers!

Laura Eilers: former KC Chiefs Cheerleader, former St. Louis Rams Cheerleader, Director of the Richmond Lady Raiders, and Director of Going Pro Entertainment

Laura Eilers: former KC Chiefs Cheerleader, former St. Louis Rams Cheerleader, Director of the Richmond Lady Raiders, and Director of Going Pro Entertainment

Laura designed the choreography and then distributed it online to the Cheerleaders. Then Friday evening, with the Cheerleaders all in DC, they came together to rehearse their performance, go over their lines and be fitted for their uniforms. Laura also acted as the DJ for the dance performances and conducted a cheer clinic for young girls.

Jennifer cheered for the Tennessee Titans, the Nashville Predators and the Nashville Kats. She's an automotive engineer for Nissan.

Jennifer cheered for the Tennessee Titans, the Nashville Predators and the Nashville Kats. She's an automotive engineer for Nissan.

Sandra is a former Falcons Cheerleader. She's a registered nurse in a trauma center.

Sandra is a former Falcons Cheerleader. She's a registered nurse in a trauma center.

Wanda is a former Redskins Cheerleader and Wizards Dancer. She's an account executive for a medical device company.

Wanda is a former Redskins Cheerleader and Wizards Dancer. She's an account executive for a medical device company.

Leading a cheer

Leading a cheer

Andrea cheered for the DC Armor and the Maryland Greenhawks. She is completing her degree in Chemisty and works for a non-profit providing assistance to individuals who are HIV positive.

Andrea cheered for the DC Armor and the Maryland Greenhawks. She is completing her degree in Chemisty and works for a non-profit providing assistance to individuals who are HIV positive.

Heidi is a former KC Chiefs Cheerleader and works for a Spine and Pain Management Practice.

Heidi is a former KC Chiefs Cheerleader and works for a Spine and Pain Management Practice.

Alyson is a Tenneessee Titans Cheerleader. She just graduated with a BS in Biology AND Chemistry and is awaiting acceptance to medical school.

Alyson is a Tenneessee Titans Cheerleader. She just graduated with a BS in Biology AND Chemistry and is awaiting acceptance to medical school.

The Science Cheerleaders have their own collector's cards.

The Science Cheerleaders have their own collector's cards.

Kim cheered for the Iowa Energy. She's an IT Application Analyst and is pursuing her MS in Human Computer Interaction

Kim cheered for the Iowa Energy. She's an IT Application Analyst and is pursuing her MS in Human Computer Interaction

Summer is a former Houston Texans Cheerleader. She's an aerospace research engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Summer is a former Houston Texans Cheerleader. She's an aerospace research engineer at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

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2 comments to The Science Cheerleaders at the US Science & Engineering Festival

  • Thanks, James! We were psyched to meet you in person. Terrific and much appreciated news piece here…thank you! See you at the next Science Cheerleader event!
    -Darlene

  • Thanks James! You are the best, and it was great getting to know you. These ladies are amazing, and especially Darlene with her energy and vision. The Science Cheerleaders are going to be an amazing force in the pro cheer and dance industry for years to come. 🙂