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May 2018 Ambassador Posts

Innovative Solutions to Society's Challenges

It’s no secret that the Academy’s network is made up of innovators: extraordinary people from all walks of life who are working at the frontiers of discovery. Every day, these scientists, engineers, educators, and problem-solvers are demonstrating their commitment to making the world a better place through STEM. This month, we’re celebrating these innovators and their creative solutions to some of society’s toughest problems.

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 May Posts

Post 1 - Enhanced Humans

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You've heard about it in news and sci-fi: human bodies and minds altered by things like gene editing and artificial intelligence. But what does this look like in reality? @NYASciences discusses in this low-cost live event and free livestream.

Post 2 - The STEM Innovation You Can’t Imagine Living Without

Instructions: Give an example of a STEM innovation that holds meaning in your everyday life. This innovation can be anything—from a crucial medical advancement to a silly but enjoyable video game—as long as it has made an important impact on your life.


I can't imagine my life without my bicycle. Whether commuting to the lab or running errands in my neighborhood, I can probably be found riding around on two wheels. #IAmNYAS #everydaySTEM

Include a photo of the #everydaySTEM object that you can't imagine living without. Bonus points if you are featured in the photo, as well!

Post 3 - Challenge Winners Design Innovative Solutions to Global Problems

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If you were asked to design a more environmentally responsible urban building, where would you start? The winning team of the @UTC & @NYASciences Future of Buildings & Cities Challenge offers us an innovative approach to this global problem. #Imagine300

Mid-May Posts

Post 1 - Deciphering Zika

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In 2016, the threat of the Zika virus took the world by storm. In the latest @NYASciences podcast, hear how two @BlavatnikAwards Scholars are tracking the spread of the disease and paving the way for new treatments, therapies, and vaccines. #FutureofSTEM

Post 2 - Focusing Locally for Global Impact

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How can just a few people help to reduce global energy consumption? Ask longtime @NYASciences Member Laurie Kerr, an architect and policymaker who is using the place where she lives as a local testing ground for innovation. #IAmNYAS #SDGs

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Neuroscientist and @NYASciences Member Mary Kay Lobo, PhD weighs in on the importance of networks in STEM and tells us about her cutting-edge research that is shaping our understanding of the brain. #IAmNYAS #Imagine300