January 2017 Ambassador Posts

Hello 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 January 2017. Feel free to make use of, adapt, or build your own posts inspired by the ones below.

And don't forget to use the #NYAS200 hashtag! Each month we'll select a few of our favorite posts and share them across the Academy's social media feeds.

Other hashtags you might consider using include:

  • #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 January 1, 2017

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Know any female undergrads in #STEM? @STEMAlliance's Next Scholars is accepting apps. #FutureofSTEM #WomeninSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2gHpaoU

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Make it your New Year’s Resolution to support young women interested in STEM. The future of science may depend on it! With Next Scholars, female undergrads are paired with mentors in order to build a global network of professional women in STEM. Learn more here: http://bit.nyas.org/2gHpaoU #FutureofSTEM

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Hear abt how scientists are working to limit flu & viruses #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/1Rr2TkO

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As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Learn how scientists and public health officials have been working to reduce illnesses caused by urban microbes. #NYAS200
http://bit.nyas.org/1Rr2TkO

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4 years ago, moratorium on H5N1 (bird flu) research lifted. @NYASciences held 1st global conf on the virus. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/WBTqLM

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Four years ago this month, the moratorium on H5N1 (bird flu) research was lifted. The New York Academy of Sciences held an event to discuss the implications following their 2012 conference, the first global scientific conference to focus on the virus. #NYAS200
http://bit.nyas.org/WBTqLM

Week of January 8, 2017

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The history of @NYASciences is in many ways the history of scientific organizations in the metropolis. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2hanKCm

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The history of the New York Academy of Sciences is in many ways the history of scientific organizations in the metropolis. The Academy got its start as the Lyceum of Natural History on January 29, 1817, in a meeting room at the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons on Barclay Street. Later in its history, the Academy shared space first with NYU Medical School and then with the American Museum of Natural History. #NYAS200
http://bit.nyas.org/2hanKCm

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SARS first appeared 15 years ago. 1 yr later, @NYASciences held the first ever global conference about it. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2hbrpNz

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SARS – severe acute respiratory syndrome – first startled the world in 2002, after an outbreak in China led to 8,096 cases and 774 deaths in 37 countries. A year later, the New York Academy of Sciences convened one of the world’s first international conference on SARS, and through collaboration created a comprehensive online resource for researchers and the general public. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2hbrpNz

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Pop quiz: What is the longest continuously published scientific journal in US? #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2gjpmVL

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Pop quiz: What is the longest continuously published scientific journal in the United States? #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2gjpmVL

Week of January 15, 2017

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Think climate change won’t impact your health? Think again. This @NYASciences eBriefing tackles the topic. #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/1DnHg4q

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Think climate change won’t impact your health? Think again. Climate change is likely to have a number of effects on human health and well-being. #TheNext200
http://bit.nyas.org/1DnHg4q

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Can scientists + political leaders work together? Exhibit A: Founding Father & @NYASciences Member Thomas Jefferson! #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2hnN9sr

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Thomas Jefferson was called the “Statesman of Science” and was instrumental 200 years ago in elevating American optimism about science, technology and the future. As U.S. Vice President, he presented a formal research paper on paleontology to his scientific colleagues at the American Philosophical Society. Did you know he was also a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences? #NYAS200
http://bit.nyas.org/2hnN9sr

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200 yrs ago a society “favorable to the cultivation of Natural Science” was founded. Be a part of its future. #TheNext200 http://www.nyas.org/JoinNow

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In January 1817, a group of physicians “favorable to the cultivation of Natural Science” founded a scientific society in downtown Manhattan. This month the New York Academy of Sciences celebrates its 200th Birthday. Be a part of #TheNext200; join today!
http://www.nyas.org/JoinNow

Week of January 22, 2017

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@NYASciences turns 200 this week! You can join the celebration by joining the Academy. #NYAS200 http://www.nyas.org/JoinNow

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The New York Academy of Sciences turns 200 this week and will be celebrating all year. Shout out your Happy Birthday wish and join NYAS for the next 200. #TheNext200
http://www.nyas.org/JoinNow

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Science takes grit: @NYASciences’ Scientific Survey of #PuertoRico took 30 yrs to complete! #ScienceHeroes http://bit.nyas.org/2glB4nS

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Scientific progress requires grit and perseverence. It took botanist Nathaniel Britton, along with a team of other researchers, 30 years to complete the New York Academy of Science’ Scientific Survey of PuertoRico!. #ScienceHeroes
http://bit.nyas.org/2glB4nS

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We can do this! Let's wipe out malaria, which threatens 3.4 billion people, many in #Africa. #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/1dNPNCb

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Let’s get this done! Malaria is one of the top target global health threats. At risk for infection: 3.4 billion. In 2012, approximately 207 million people were diagnosed with malaria, resulting in 627,000 deaths – primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa. #TheNext200
http://bit.nyas.org/1dNPNCb

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Antibiotics changed the future of medicine. @NYASciences held the 1st conf on antibiotics 70 years ago. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2gtnnkV

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Antibiotics changed the future of medicine. Penicillin was identified by Alexander Fleming in his lab 89 years ago, and within 5 years, antibiotics were wiping out previously incurable infections. The New York Academy of Sciences held the first large conference on antibiotics 70 years ago to share how these then-new drugs were saving human lives. #NYAS200
http://bit.nyas.org/2gtnnkV

Week of January 29, 2017

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Is there a limit to human knowledge? Why not ask a physicist? #TheNext200 http://www.nyas.org/PhysicsofEverything-eB

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Is there a limit to human knowledge? At the New York Academy of Sciences, three physicists debate the limits to our understanding in areas like String Theory, Dark Matter and Multiverses. The human mind may not be capable of comprehending a complete theory. #ScienceHeroes
http://www.nyas.org/PhysicsofEverything-eB

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Feel less alone this year – our closest habitable planet is almost certainly within only 10 light years. #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/2feBnRa

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Feel less alone this year - in a panel discussion at the New York Academy of Sciences, astrophysicist Adam Frank says, “Pretty much every star you see in the sky has at least one planet going around it.” One of the closest habitable planets is likely only 10 light years away. #TheNext200
http://bit.nyas.org/2feBnRa

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When Nobelist Marshall Niremberg id'd gene's basic unit 50+ yrs ago, many great discoveries followed. #ScienceHeroes http://bit.nyas.org/1s3A7ti

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It’s been 50+ years since Nobel Laureate Marshall Niremberg described the basic unit of the genetic code, which maps a group of three nucleotides to amino protein. Identifying the 64 codons in the genetic code opened the door for many discoveries, guided and inspired biologists, and transformed medical treatment with individual gene sequencing and safer, more effective gene therapy.  #ScienceHeroes
http://bit.nyas.org/1s3A7ti