February 2017 Ambassador Posts

Welcome back Bicentennial Ambassadors! Thanks for being a part of this effort to increase excitement for and literacy in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)!

Below are suggested social media posts for February 2017. Feel free to make use of, adapt, or build your own posts inspired by the ones below.

As a reminder, here is the full list of hashtags you might consider using include:

  • #NYAS200 - For any content related to the Academy's history or 200th anniversary celebration
  • #STEMRoleModels or #ScienceHeroes - For mentors, role models, leaders in their field (past and present), and people of all ages doing inspiring work in STEM.
  • #FutureofSTEM - For posts focused on young people in STEM.
  • #TheNext200 - For posts focused on the future of STEM and/or the future of the Academy.
  • #IAmNYAS - When sharing your own or other Academy Members' STEM stories.

Note about images: The images that are included in this toolkit are only for use by Ambassadors for tweets related to Academy history and programs. Please do not share, use, or otherwise distribute any of these images for any other purpose.

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Week of February 1, 2017

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Have you heard? @NYASciences just celebrated their 200th bday! Listen to this special history podcast: http://bit.nyas.org/2j9GoMf #NYAS200

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Have you heard? The New York Academy of Sciences just celebrated their 200th Anniversary. Listen to this special podcast to hear stories from their past and present: http://bit.nyas.org/2j9GoMf #NYAS200

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Prepare to be inspired by the #SearchforHiddenFigures winners, Yuna Shin & Joy Bualamwini: http://bit.nyas.org/2iRhGMs #FutureofSTEM

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Prepare to be inspired by the Search for Hidden Figures winners, Yuna Shin & Joy Bualamwini: http://bit.nyas.org/2iRhGMs

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During #HeartMonth, we look 57 years back, when a @NYASciences conf helped link smoking & heart disease. #NYAS200 https://bicentennial.nyas.org/

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As we celebrate American Heart Month, we’re also looking back 57 years, when the New York Academy of Sciences held the first major conference to establish a link between smoking & heart disease. #NYAS200 https://bicentennial.nyas.org/



Week of February 5, 2017

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Inspiring: @NYASciences Member Ifeoma Ezenyi explores cultures, cuisines & how to fight malaria! #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/1UJry9C

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Eradication of malaria remains an important goal today. Ifeoma Ezenyi, PhD, is searching for antimalarial compounds in plants used in Nigerian ethnomedicine. After a pilot study, three plant extracts were chosen for extensive testing. Her research helped her earn a PhD and a fellowship. Learn more about her in the profile below. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/1UJry9C



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Know any 5th-8th graders interested in science? @NYASciences is hosting a winter break #STEM camp from Feb 21-24: http://www.nyas.org/ScienceCamp

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Know any 5th-8th graders interested in the sciences? The New York Academy of Sciences is hosting a winter break STEM camp from Feb 21-24 where kids will learn to code, hone engineering skills, and conduct experiments: http://www.nyas.org/ScienceCamp

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Women have made so many contributions to science over the years. Just look to @NYASciences to see how #ScienceHeroes http://bit.nyas.org/2kdw2bH

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Women have made so many contributions to science over the years. The New York Academy of Sciences is recognizing some of the women who made their mark as they celebrate their 200th anniversary. #ScienceHeroes http://bit.nyas.org/2kdw2bH

Week of February 12, 2017

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Happy Birthday Charles Darwin! A leader in his field, he was also a prominent Member of @NYASciences. #ScienceHeroes https://bicentennial.nyas.org/

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Happy Birthday Charles Darwin! Known for his theory of natural selection and influence across the sciences, he was also a prominent Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. Be sure to take a #DarwinSelfie with him next time you drop by. #ScienceHeroes https://bicentennial.nyas.org/

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Virologist & past @NYASciences President Charlotte Friend helped link HIV & leukemia to viruses. #ScienceHeroes http://bit.nyas.org/2kdwxTb

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Understanding the origin of a disease is crucial to treating and preventing it. Virologist and past New York Academy of Sciences President Charlotte Friend was instrumental in linking viruses to diseases such as HIV and leukemia. #ScienceHeroes http://bit.nyas.org/2kdwxTb

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From light bulbs to phonographs, inventor & @NYASciences Mbr Thomas Edison was at nexus of sci & tech #ScienceHeroes https://bicentennial.nyas.org/

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From the light bulb to the voting machine to the phonograph, Thomas Edison, inventor and New York Academy of Sciences Member, always worked at the nexus of science & tech. #ScienceHeroes https://bicentennial.nyas.org/



Week of February 19, 2017

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Are science fairs just for kids? @NYASciences Member Karin Moelling joined her 1st at the age of 70! #ScienceHeroes http://bit.nyas.org/1R1zn8R

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Science fairs promote talent and explore difficult challenges. And they’re not just for youngsters. Karin Moelling, PhD, Director Emeritus of the Institute of Medical Virology at the University of Zürich and Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, competed in her first science fair at age 70! #ScienceHeroes http://bit.nyas.org/1R1zn8R

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Collaboration comes w/ scientists meeting on equal footing. @NYASciences' Eunice Miner made this her goal. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2h39prw

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Scientific collaboration comes when professionals meet in neutral venues on equal footing. Eunice “Tommy” Miner, Executive Director of The New York Academy of Sciences for 30 years, made this her primary goal, and it continues today. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2h39prw

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Tuberculosis remains a challenge. @NYASciences Member Robert Jansen is looking for a new treatment. #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/1iT09D2

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The World Health Organization declared tuberculosis a global health emergency in 1993, and goals are in place to save millions through a new vaccine and the Stop TB Partnership. Amsterdam native and New York Academy of Sciences Member Robert Jansen is on the hunt for a new treatment. #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/1iT09D2



Week of February 26, 2017

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Meet Erminnie Smith, the first woman field ethnographer & the first female Member of @NYASciences. #ScienceHeroes http://bit.nyas.org/2kdw2bH

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Imagine the grit of science pioneer, Erminnie Smith.  She was the first woman field ethnographer, collecting and publishing stories about the Iroquois people. She was also the first female Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. #ScienceHeroes http://bit.nyas.org/2kdw2bH

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Louis Pasteur changed medicine w/ innovations like vaccines & pasteurization & was a @NYASciences Mbr #ScienceHeroes https://bicentennial.nyas.org/

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As chemist and microbiologist, Louis Pasteur’s pasteurization eliminated bacteria in milk. He saved lives with vaccines for postpartum infection, rabies and anthrax. He was also a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, which remains focused on tackling society’s biggest challenges. #ScienceHeroes https://bicentennial.nyas.org/