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 Fanara12 hours ago

Teams departing SOCAL for NORCAL. Hoping lady luck is on our side as 1,600 missing residents are accounted for. https://t.co/y4wP9slsc2

Dr. Tracy Fanara12 hours ago

USFS/CALFIRE ADVON Situation Report 007F is released to EMNET. FED4 transitioning to Camp for US&R support ISO FED9 operations. Final report this incident. // LB

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Dr. Tracy Fanara20 hours ago

Kids DO make great Citizen Scientists!!
Great article about how kids can make a difference!

#CitizenScience #Science #Kids #Students #environmental #social #health

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Dr. Tracy Fanara21 hours ago

#STEM related jobs include The Weather Channel! Weather is #Science!

#Meteorologists study atmospheric sciences, which includes atmospheric #chemistry and atmospheric #physics, with a major focus on #weatherforecasting. These are...

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ICYMI- We finished up our STEM Jobs week by taking a look inside The Weather Channel incredible team that creates the IMR experiences you see on air.
Dr. Tracy Fanara1 day ago

I was once asked in an interview “if you could be any animal, what would you choose and why?” I remember answering like I had been waiting for someone to ask me that question for a lifetime- I said “An eagle, so I can understand...

Dr. Tracy Fanara1 week ago

“Be true to your school” The Beach Boys said, and so I listened. #TripleGator #ProductsOf #GatorEngineering #UF #GoGators #ESSIE #science #wastewater meets #stormwater

Dr. Tracy Fanara2 weeks ago

The Science of Siblings: “Your parents raised you. Your husband lives with you. But is your siblings who really shaped you, research reveals”- Time
Childhood fights build social skills- thanks to Jill tirelessly stealing my clothes, we are phenomenal conversationalists & emotionally...