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 Fanara2 hours ago

A new deep sea (.5 mile deep) coral reef found off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina.

#deepsea #coral #coralreef #exploration #ocean #InspectorPlanet

Dr. Tracy Fanara21 hours ago

@inspectorplanet wait ... WHAAAAAAAAT!? 😍 Seriously hope you tilt the hat to the side in the video! 😉👍🏽 📀💿 #KnowNoLimits

Dr. Tracy Fanara
Dr. Tracy Fanara1 day ago

The polarization of light! Can you see it?!

#light #physics #PhysicsGirl #InspectorPlanet

Dr. Tracy Fanara
Only some humans can see this type of light
Polarized light is an unusual form of light. Can humans see when light is polarized? To learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/PhysicsGirl S...
Dr. Tracy Fanara
Dr. Tracy Fanara2 days ago

Hi Everyone! I am honored to receive so many questions regarding the current Florida red tide bloom! I am happy to answer what I can, but due to such limited time, I’m going to have to stick with questions that are asked on my wall...

Dr. Tracy Fanara3 days ago

Before and after... reversed! I was amazed at the Universe created just by putting a structure in the water!! Barnacles looked like animated clams with tongues and tunicates, sea squirts are basically water guns!
After seeing my colleague study the...

Dr. Tracy Fanara1 week ago

Everyone makes an impact- I say it all the time. But when you realize the direct impact your work has on the health and wealth of millions, it’s nerve wracking. The more educated you become, the more you become aware of all you don’t know....

Dr. Tracy Fanara2 weeks ago

I’m not a tree hugger, but I hug trees; I’m not an activist, but I take action; I’m not a hippie, but I’m totally...hip? ...
I am a scientist. As a scientist, I make decisions based on scientific evidence, and...