March 2017 Ambassador Posts

The seasons are changing and we're glad to have you 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 March 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 March 1, 2017

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Writing successful grants is a crucial skill for STEM grad students. @NYASciences offers some tips. #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2lhmJq7

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The ability to write successful grants is as crucial as lab or clinical skills for today's STEM graduate students. The New York Academy of Sciences offers some tips on how to improve your grant-writing skills. #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2lhmJq7

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With news reports of avian flu returning it’s worth looking back at how science helps tackle such diseases. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2lhrDmH

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With news reports of new avian flu cases, it’s worth looking back at the role science has played in helping to tackle emerging infectious diseases. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2lhrDmH

Week of March 5, 2017

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Who founded your org? Naturalist Samuel Mitchill founded the Lyceum of Natural History, now @NYASciences. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2lYXa0K

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Who’s the founder of your organization or company? Known as the “living encyclopedia” and “stalking library,” naturalist and scientific entrepreneur Samuel Latham Mitchill was the founder of the Lyceum of Natural History in 1817. The Lyceum later became the New York Academy of Sciences. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2lYXa0K

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To continue to inspire, we must innovate. You can help by mentoring young scientists @NYASciences. #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/1Um4olP

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To continue to inspire, we must innovate. You can help drive innovation by mentoring a new generation of scientists with the New York Academy of Sciences. #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/1Um4olP

Twitter 
Food for thought: Research suggests 1 in 3 dementia diagnoses can be prevented with brain healthy diet. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/1BMmbdN

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Here’s some food for thought: One in three dementia diagnoses might be preventable with a brain healthy diet. The New York Academy of Sciences explores the research in this podcast. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/1BMmbdN

Week of March 12, 2017

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Working across fields is an important #STEM tradition. @NYASciences’ Nathaniel Lord Britton helped start it #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2lhtWpV

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Working across disciplines is an important and long-standing tradition in the sciences. The New York Academy of Sciences’ Nathaniel Lord Britton helped get it started. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2lhtWpV

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How do early friendships impact development? @NYASciences Member Anne Inger Helmen Borge studies this ? #IAmNYAS http://bit.nyas.org/1UhFg4V

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What are the benefits of very early friendships? New York Academy of Sciences Member Anne Inger Helmen Borge, PhD, is examining this question in her research into behavioral and emotional development from childhood to adulthood. #IAmNYAS http://bit.nyas.org/1UhFg4V

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Young #WomeninSTEM need role models. 40+ years ago @NYASciences started to tackle the problem & continues today. http://bit.nyas.org/2gHpaoU

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Role models are key to making sure young women interested in STEM stay in the field. For 40+ years, the New York Academy of Sciences has been working to help young women meet those role models, with the work continuing today. And you can be part of the effort. #FutureofSTEM http://bit.nyas.org/2gHpaoU

Week of March 19, 2017

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Headlines always promise that food can help you defy aging, but is it true? @NYASciences has a look in new podcast. http://bit.nyas.org/2lcc5m7

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Headlines always seem to promise that certain foods can help you defy aging, but is it true? A new podcast from the New York Academy of Sciences looks into the research. http://bit.nyas.org/2lcc5m7

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Spring! As migration begins, we remember great ornithologist, painter & @NYASciences Member John J Audubon. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2lZxy3P

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Spring! As the birds begin to migrate, we remember the great ornithologist, painter, and New York Academy of Sciences Member, John James Audubon. Whose elaborate monument was build by fellow Member Thomas Egleston. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2lZxy3P

Week of March 26, 2017

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#DiversityinSTEM is about people & finding better solutions. Learn how @NYASciences drives diversity. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2lZaS3R

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Increasing diversity in STEM is about people AND also about finding better solutions to society’s challenges. Learn how the New York Academy of Sciences drives diversity. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2lZaS3R

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#TBT: 10 years ago the @BlavatnikAwards for Young Scientists launched. Meet the 1st honorees in this video. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2lhjVck

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#TBT: 10 years ago the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists launched. Meet the inaugural class of honorees in this video from 2007. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2lhjVck