October 7, 2019

Alayna Westcom, a forensic scientist and former Miss Vermont, takes the Nerd Girl nation through the highs and lows of working in a morgue. Each day, Westcom finds herself most excited at the prospect of using science to provide answers to grieving families.

October 2, 2019

Twenty-three-year-old Alayna Westcom stood onstage in a white dress with a blue atom emblem, blue shoes, and lab glasses. On a table covered by a white tablecloth, she added hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide to a little soap and then stepped back to watch. "Don't...

October 2, 2019

Students aged 7-19 who may be engineers in the making are invited to take the Meet the Future You quiz to examine different engineering careers.

The quiz questions focus on the test taker’s interests and educational strengths to match them to profiles based on real-life...

October 2, 2019

Numerous jobs in computer science, data informatics and cybersecurity have six-figure earning potential, and demand is growing.

The demand for those with computer science backgrounds, for instance, will rise 12 percent over the next decade—double the average growth rate...

October 19, 2018

Episode:

S1 E12: Forensics Beauty Queen

Hometown:

Bakersfield, VT


Occupation:

Medical Technician

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Bay Path University

Fun Fact:

Westcom was Miss Vermont 2015. She is the only contestant to perform a science experiment as her "talent."

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