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Super Bowl cheerleaders pitch something really sexy: Ph.D.s

February 1, 2015

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When a group of cheerleaders gather in Arizona on Friday in preparation for the Super Bowl, they’ll come armed with something far more attractive than hot pants and pom-poms: advanced degrees in math and sciences.

Cheerleaders from the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will perform in front of the Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix, replacing standard cheers with stanzas promoting normally musty academic subjects.

“1, 2, 3, 4 … Science opens many doors! 5, 6, 7, 8 … Let’s dance! Arms straight!” — that’s just a sample.

The event is organized by Science Cheerleader, is an association of around 300 current and former professional football and basketball cheerleaders that work or study in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The crowd won’t be rowdy Pats or Seahawks fans; they’ll be young women who could potentially make up the next generation of groundbreaking scientists or mathematicians.

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