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December 2018 Ambassador Posts

Reflecting on the Beginning of Our Third Century

After celebrating our 200th birthday last year, we focused this year on looking towards our third century, as well as the future of science, technology, engineering, and math. With that in mind, this month, we're sharing content that addresses some of the most exciting and pressing issues we face.

As a reminder, here are some hashtags you can include in your posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or other preferred social media channels:

  • #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.

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Early December Posts

Post 1 - Dreams Come True

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Lots of young people dream of working @NASA, but this Member of @NYASciences got the chance to actually do it. #FutureofSTEM

Post 2 - Darwin Wants to Know

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Why are so many people intimidated by math and how can it be made more accessible? Charles Darwin, a long-time Member of @NYASciences, spoke with science writer @margaretwerth about some possibilities. #DarwinWantstoKnow

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Post 3 - The Future of Healthcare

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From smartphones to at-home genetic tests and insurance databases, there's a lot of data out there about our health. How will it change the future of healthcare? @NYASciences gathered experts from across sectors to tackle the question. #Imagine300

Mid-December Posts

Post 1 - Ending Imposter Syndrome

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Imposter Syndrome impacts large numbers of people underrepresented in #STEM, even award-winning scientists. Find out how Huda Zoghbi, MD, 2018 Winner of the #RossPrize in Molecular Medicine, is working to help end it. #Imagine300

Post 2 - Solutions to Science Denial

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Denial of scientific facts is a long-standing and global phenomenon, but it's very difficult to find effective solutions to the problem. @NYASciences gathered researchers focused on strategies that work. Hear what they said. #Imagine300

Post 3 - Unglamorous Space

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There's a new lander on Mars, commercial space travel is coming soon & so much more. But it's worth remembering that there are some less glamorous aspects of the final frontier. @shaka_lulu & others offer some perspective. #Imagine300