May 2017 Ambassador Posts

Welcome back and thanks again for being a part of this effort to increase excitement for and literacy in STEM!

Below are suggested social media posts for May 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 May 1, 2017

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The @UN is encouraging more people around the globe to eat pulses. A new pub from @NYASciences lays out a plan. http://bit.nyas.org/2odtGyx

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The UN is encouraging more people around the globe to eat more pulses. A new publication from the New York Academy of Science sheds light on how that could happen and what the benefits are. http://bit.nyas.org/2odtGyx

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Wondering what you can do after the #MarchforScience to keep standing up for science? @NYASciences has few ideas. http://bit.nyas.org/2ov6zeS

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Wondering what you can do after the March for Science to keep standing up for science? The New York Academy of Sciences has few suggestions. http://bit.nyas.org/2ov6zeS

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May 8 - #STEM leaders & students will gather in NYC for #Challenge2030 to encourage innovation to achieve the #SDGs http://bit.nyas.org/2oveskz

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On May 8, STEM leaders and students will gather in New York City for Challenge 2030, an event aimed at encouraging innovation to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. http://bit.nyas.org/2oveskz

Week of May 7, 2017

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The @WHO says mental illness is leading cause of disability: 37% healthy years lost, 1/3 from depression #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/2ov3uf4

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The World Health Organization reports that mental illnesses are the leading causes of disability worldwide, accounting for 37 percent of healthy years lost from non-communicable diseases, one-third from depression alone. Learn more about new neuroscience research focused on mental illness. #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/2ov3uf4

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This month in #scihistory: 1949 @NYASciences released one of the most cited scientific papers ever pub'd. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2ovj4ak

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This month in science history: In 1949, The New York Academy of Sciences printed one of the most cited scientific papers ever published. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2ovj4ak

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You can help change the world by inspiring the next generation of #STEM leaders. Become a mentor! #FutureofSTEM http://www.nyas.org/STEMmentor

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You can help change the world by inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders. Become a mentor today! #FutureofSTEM http://www.nyas.org/STEMmentor

Week of May 14, 2017

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May 21, 1866, fire swept through the NY Academy of Music, destroying @NYASciences’ early collections. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2hanKCm

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On May 21, 1866, a fire swept through the New York Academy of Music, destroying the New York Academy of Sciences’ early natural specimen collection, which was being stored there. #NYAS200 http://bit.nyas.org/2hanKCm

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Can electronic health records, big data & consumer tech improve health outcomes? Hear from @NYASciences #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/2jLJDYT

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Can electronic health records, big data and consumer technology improve health outcomes? The New York Academy of Sciences examines these questions. #TheNext200 http://bit.nyas.org/2jLJDYT

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Knowing how disease affects #aging may help people live longer & improve #QoL. @NYASciences investigates. #NYAS200 http://bit.ly/2dDMEaU

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Understanding how disease affects aging can help people live longer and improve health and quality of life during the senior years. The New York Academy of Sciences explores the connections between aging and disease. #NYAS200 http://bit.ly/2dDMEaU

Week of May 21, 2017

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Using nanotechnology to clean water? It’s the dream of one #1000Girls1000Futures mentee. #FutureofSTEM http://bit.ly/2e7oSU6

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Solve the clean water crisis, perform reconstructive surgery on trauma victims, and develop new virtual reality technology: these are just three of the many inspiring dreams 1000 Girls 1000 Futures participants hope to achieve in their careers.#FutureofSTEM http://bit.ly/2e7oSU6

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Polio killed/paralyzed 500,000 in 1950s. @NYASciences conference looked at family for high infection rate. #NYAS200 http://trib.in/2fyFwet

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Polio killed or paralyzed 500,000 people in the 1950s. During the height of the disease, the New York Academy of Sciences held a critical conference where scientists began to look into possible causes for the high rate of infection. #NYAS200 http://trib.in/2fyFwet

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Alone in universe? @BlavatnikAwards Laureate @ExoCharbonneau thinks not as he looks 4 exoplanets. #ScienceHeroes http://bit.nyas.org/2odyq7q

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Are we alone in the universe? Harvard Professor and Blavatnik Awards Laureate David Charbonneau, PhD, thinks not. He’s pioneering discoveries of exoplanets, believing there is life way out there. #ScienceHeroes http://bit.nyas.org/2odyq7q