Support The World's Smartest Network

Help the New York Academy of Sciences bring late-breaking scientific information about the COVID-19 pandemic to global audiences. Please make a tax-deductible gift today.

This site uses cookies.
Learn more.


This website uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the website to operate while others offer you a better browsing experience. You give us your permission to use cookies, by continuing to use our website after you have received the cookie notification. To find out more about cookies on this website and how to change your cookie settings, see our Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

We encourage you to learn more about cookies on our site in our Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

April 2018 Ambassador Posts

Standing up for STEM

Last year, over one million people gathered in cities around the globe for the first-ever March for Science. The gathering was a show of support for the sciences, as well as a call for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest. We're proud to have signed on again as supporters of the 2018 March for Science, taking place on April 14. And we're going to spend this month talking about how we can stand up for STEM in a variety of ways.

As a reminder, here are some hashtags you can include in your posts:

  • #IAmNYAS - When sharing your own or other Academy Members' stories.
  • #Imagine300 - For posts focused on the future of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
  • #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.

Note about images: The images included here are only for use by Ambassadors for posts related to the Academy and its programs. Please do not share, use, or otherwise distribute any of these images for any other purpose.

To download the full resolution of the images below, right-click on the image and choose "Save image as..."

Early April Posts

Post 1 - 2018 March for Science

Suggested Post:

Are you ready for the 2018 #ScienceMarch? @NYASciences has put together resources to help you find your nearest march and #StandUpForSTEM when you're not marching. #IAmNYAS

Post 2 - New Magazine

Suggested Post:

How are you helping to change the world? Get some inspiration from @NYASciences Members who are helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. #SDGs #Imagine300

Post 3 - Opportunity in Challenges

Suggested Post:

Tackling industrial waste is a key piece of cleaning up ecosystems around the globe. Hear from entrepreneurs who are finding opportunity in this thorny challenge. #Imagine300

Mid-April Posts

Post 1 - How do you stand up for STEM?

Instructions: Give an example of how you #StandUpForSTEM, whether it be marching, supporting your fellow STEM professionals or students, or something else entirely.


I was proud to join the thousands of others who marched in this year's #ScienceMarch. It's more important now than ever that we all #StandUpForSTEM! #IAmNYAS

Include a photo of yourself that demonstrates how you #StandUpForSTEM

Post 2 - What Comes Next?

Suggested Post:

Wondering what you can do to #StandUpforSTEM beyond the #ScienceMarch? @NYASciences has published a list of the ways you can use your voice to make a difference. Check it out here: #Imagine300

Post 3 - Changing Weather

Suggested Post:

Around the globe, extreme weather seems to be impacting more people more often because of #climatechange. Hear from two entrepreneurs who are harnessing the weather to build businesses that could make our world more sustainable. #cleanenergy #Imagine300