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March 2018 Ambassador Posts

Making Change Together

From the moment we were founded in 1817, collective action was always central to our mission. We knew then, just as we know now, that when STEM professionals work together, across fields, industries, and generations, we arrive at better solutions to the challenges our society faces. That's why this month, we're focusing on making change together.

Share your stories of collective action and collaboration this month.

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.

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Early March Posts

Post 1 - #STEMCollabs

Instructions: Give an example of something that you've accomplished that you could never have done alone.


In 2013, I was part of a team that devised a novel solar array. We each brought very different skills to the project, and together, we were able to win an award for our work. #STEMCollabs #IAmNYAS

Include a photo of yourself with your collaborator(s) and/or of your accomplishment.

Post 2 - Resume Real Talk

Suggested Post:

Ever wondered what the story is behind the impressive resumes you see on LinkedIn? @NYASciences is holding a panel examining the reality behind those tidy lists of accomplishments. Low-cost webinar also available. #STEMjobs #FutureofSTEM

Post 3 - New Challenge

Suggested Post:

The launch of #Falcon9 got people really excited about aerospace technologies and bold innovations. Do you have your own big ideas you're eager to share? Check out this new challenge from @NYASciences & @LockheedMartin. There's a $20k prize! #FutureofSTEM

Mid-March Posts

Post 1 - Strengthening our Networks

Suggested Post:

Fellow @NYASciences Ambassador @Jackie_Gio shares her perspective on how we can build stronger and more supportive #STEM networks. #IAmNYAS #FutureofSTEM

Post 2 - The SDGs

Suggested Post:

There's no bigger #collectiveaction project in the world right now than the Sustainable Development Goals. From protecting the planet to ending poverty, @NYASciences shares how everyone in #STEM can contribute to achieving the #SDGs. #FutureofSTEM

Post 3 - The Network Effect

Suggested Post:

Astronomer & space ethicist (yep, that's a thing!) Lucianne Walkowicz (@shaka_lulu) shares some of the story of how she got where she is today. Hint: the network of #STEM professionals that she was connected to early on played a big part. #STEMthrowback