Everyone makes an impact.  Inspector Planet connects citizens and students with scientists and engineers, on a mission of extending humanity’s time on earth through innovation, experimentation, and discovery.  


Dr. Tracy Fanara works to extend humanity’s existence on Earth through innovate collaborative solutions to world health threats all while building a sustainable future for generations to come. Tracy aims to make science a part of every citizen’s toolset. She hopes to inspire positive change and growth through education while having fun making the world a better place. She is a University of Florida graduate with a BS, ME, and PhD in Environmental Engineering (Go Gators), focusing on sustainable design, water treatment and science communication.

Tracy inspires all ages through her love for science and drive to break stereotypes, overcome obstacles, and pursue passion with hard work.  An engineer, scientist, graduate school professor, storm chaser, and TV personality (featured on Science and Discovery Channel television series, Mythbusters: The Search), she embraces opportunities that ask her to step outside of her comfort zone and encourages others to do the same. With a diverse background and holistic approach, Tracy created Inspector Planet to make science fun and accessible to everyone.


Dr. Tracy Fanara
Dr. Tracy Fanara

A study of deep sea microbes finds Microbes buried beneath the sea floor for more than 100 million years are still alive!!

They remained dormant until oxygen and food were made available.

Life finds a way, and raises...

Dr. Tracy Fanara, Agent of G.I.R.L.
@PadillaJrEdu @inspectorplanet @SharkWeek @Discovery I second that nomination. She’s our All-Star.
Dr. Tracy Fanara
Dr. Tracy Fanara

Scientists have mapped radioactive soil contamination in Switzerland and several surrounding countries.

The new analysis method allowed researchers to differentiate between the radionuclides caused by military testing and the caesium released into the environment by the Chernobyl fallout.