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July 2018 Ambassador Posts

Mentors Help Young People Rise to the Challenge

Mentorship has been at the core of the Academy's educational programming for a number of years now. But one of the exciting developments we've made recently is asking mentors to work with mentees in addressing real world challenges, showing them how to approach big questions with a scientific mindset. The results have been amazing, with young students offering up surprising and inspiring ideas, that are grounded in real science thanks to guidance from mentors. That's why we're focusing this month on mentors!

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 June Posts

Post 1 - Navigating the Unknown

Suggested Post:

There are so many times in life when it feels like you should have it all figured out, but you don't. This @NYASciences mentor helped his mentee navigate the unknown and succeed. #FutureofSTEM

Post 2 -Mentors Rock!

Instructions: What challenges did a mentor help you overcome, whether in your research, career, or elsewhere in life?


I was having a really hard time with a grant application, but with a little advice and a few pats on the back from my mentor, I got through it. Thanks Dr. M! #FutureofSTEM #MentorsRock

Include a photo of you and your mentor.

Post 3 - New Podcast

Suggested Post:

Most people associate liver disease with alcohol consumption, but non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is on the rise around the globe. The latest podcast from @NYASciences explores the disease and the cutting-edge research that aims to tackle it. #Imagine300

Mid-June Posts

Post 1 - Making Dreams a Reality

Suggested Post:

All young people have dreams of what they'd like to be when they grow up, but changing those dreams into realities isn't always straightforward. Fellow @NYASciences Ambassador Urooj Ansari (@Urooj1998) shares her story. #FutureofSTEM

Post 2 - Become a Mentor

Suggested Post:

Our world is facing some really big challenges these days. The @NYASciences Junior Academy pairs STEM professionals with teams of exception students from around the world to develop science-based solutions. Apply now to become a mentor. #FutureofSTEM

Post 3 - Unstoppable

Suggested Post:

My fellow @NYASciences Ambassador Florence Basuba (@TigerHeartStars) proves that nothing can stand in the way of young people determined to make a difference in the world. #FutureofSTEM