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Read the Article: MIT Cheerleaders: We ARE Science Cheerleaders!

MIT Cheerleading Squad featured on ScienceCheerleader.com

“The Science Cheerleaders are professional cheerleaders pursuing science careers who playfully challenge stereotypes, turn everyone onto science by encouraging participation in citizen science activities, and inspire young women (including 3-4 million U.S. cheerleaders) to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math. We do this by recasting the image of scientists and engineers while giving people the opportunity to explore their personal interests as a gateway to science. We communicate in ways that inspire people using our very real, very personal stories. We do this at schools, festivals, malls, on tv, online, at cheer events, games, bars…wherever the people are! The point: science is accessible to ALL!”

Congratulations & Welcome to Our New Squad Members!

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(From Left to Right) Kristen Wilhite (’14), Lily Guevara (’14), Sylvan Tsai (’15), Aviana Polsky (’14)

Yesterday, we held Official Try-Outs for Upperclassmen Recruits who have been joining the squad all summer long for weekly intense physical conditioning and participated in our first-ever MIT Cheer Day! During Try-Outs, our recruits were assessed on their ability to perform game cheers and choreography as well as their attitude during a personal interview.

We wanted to thank everyone who participated for their dedication and hard work all summer, at Cheer Camp, and Try-Outs. We had a pleasure working with and getting to know each and every one of them, and look forward to growing with them as a team this season.

Welcome to the Fabulous Four New Faces of the MIT Cheer Squad!

  • Kristen Wilhite (2014)
  • Lily Guevara (2014)
  • Sylvan Tsai (2015)
  • Aviana Polsky (2014)

Thank You For All Who Supported Our Alumni Telethon!

To all of our Cheerleading Alumni who we reached by phone last night, thank you for reconnecting with the MIT Cheerleading Community! A few of you we couldn’t reach, but will continue to call today and over the weekend. Thank you so much for your support! We truly appreciate and value our alumni. If you didn’t have a chance to connect with one of us yesterday, here is our current fundraising progress and how you can help: www. gofundme.com/MITCheer. Check out the progress we have made so far!

 

We are well on our way to raising enough money to help subsidize the cost of new uniforms. As you probably know, this is a huge deal for students who would otherwise be unable to join the squad for the financial burden of a uniform. To all who pledged to support us through making a donation last night, thank you so much for making a difference for you. All of your gifts and words of support/wisdom were so very appreciated, and without your help, we wouldn’t be making as much progress to achieving our goals this year!

We will soon be updating our site with a brand new “Donors” page and an “Alumni Spotlight,” so please let us know if you have any stories or old pictures from your time on the squad! It would be FANTASTIC to get a story with contributors from an entire squad (ex: ’04 squad, ’05 squad, ’99 squad, ’09..etc).

If you have any questions about the team’s current goals, the fundraising efforts, or anything else, please feel free to contact us at cheer-captains@mit.edu. And, as always:

I’m a Beaver, you’re a Beaver, we are Beavers all.
And when we get together, we do the Beaver call.
E to the U du dx, E to the X dx.
Cosine, secant, tangent, sine, 3.14159.
Integral radical mu dv Slipstick, sliderule, MIT.
GO TECH!

Best,
Megan and Danielle
2012-2013 MIT Cheer Team Captains