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February 2018 Ambassador Posts

Where Are They Now?

This month we're looking at the paths that our Members and community have taken to get where they are, whether it's in a STEM classroom, in a graduate research seminar, in the lab, in a corner office, or leading a team.

We all started on our STEM journey somewhere. We want to celebrate that journey and share tools, advice, and stories from along the way.

As a reminder, here 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.

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Early February Posts

Post 1 - #STEMThrowback

Instructions: What was an early moment in your life or career that inspired and motivated you to pursue an education or career in STEM?


When I was 5 years old my aunt took me to work with her and I got to see the inside of a computer for the first time. I knew from that day forward I wanted to build things like her. #STEMThrowback #IAmNYAS

Include a photo of yourself as a child, or early in your career.

Post 2 - Career Resources

Suggested Post:

Despite the rumors, no one gets where they are in their career entirely alone. We've all had help along the way. Get a little help from @NYASciences with these career resources - many are free or low cost. #CareerAdvice #STEMjobs #FutureofSTEM

Post 3 - Interviews

Suggested Post:

Have you ever reached out to a company that you dream of working for to ask for an information interview, even if there's not an open position for you? It may sound scary, but @NYASciences is offering a webinar that could help you pull it off and get the job you're hoping for. #CareerAdvice #STEMjobs #FutureofSTEM

Mid-February Posts

Post 1 - Our Climate Future

Suggested Post:

Scientists know that climate change is real, but how are we going to better understand it and work to adapt and improve life on Earth? @NYASciences interviewed three @BlavatnikAwards Scholars about the research they're conducting and how we might be able to make use of it. #Imagine300 #FutureofSTEM

Post 2 - #WomeninSTEM

Suggested Post:

You've likely heard the stories and seen the headlines about the under-representation of #WomeninSTEM. @NYASciences helps explain some of the research that's been done to explore the issue and what we can all do about it. #FutureofSTEM #Imagine300

Post 3 - Inspiring Early

Suggested Post:

A lot of people imagine going into space as young people, or helping to cure diseases or solve resource problems in their communities. In this podcast from @NYASciences, you'll hear from four young scientists who aren't just dreaming, their doing! #FutureofSTEM #Imagine300