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December 2019 Ambassador Posts

Supporting STEM

As 2019 wraps up we're grateful for all the ways you've helped to support STEM and we're also thinking about the many ways others can help do the same, from volunteering as an Ambassador or a mentor to supporting their peers and colleagues in the sciences. With that in mind, we're focusing this month on boosting that community of support.

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.
  • #STEMHorizons - For posts focused on the future of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and how STEM can address society's challenges.
  • #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 - Celebrating You!

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This year I've been helping to amplify the importance of STEM education and science-based policies as a 2019 @NYASciences Ambassador. Learn more and find out how you can become a 2020 Ambassador below. #IAmNYAS

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Post 2 - Real World Skills

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It's not enough to learn theories in textbooks. In order to excel in STEM fields it's crucial to develop the understanding and flexibility to adapt what you learn to real world circumstances. @NYASciences offers insights into the challenge. #STEMHorizons

Post 3 - A Story of Inspiration

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Guatemalan teen, Luis Alvarez, was inspired by his experience of a volcanic eruption to build an app that can help communities recover more quickly from natural disasters as part of a @NYASciences Innovation Challenge. Read his story. #FutureofSTEM

Mid-December Posts

Post 1 - Rising to the Challenge

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Rubi Lopez believes that you don't need a science degree to make a positive change. Find out how she used a combination of critical thinking and curiosity to win a @NYASciences Challenge. #FutureofSTEM

Post 2 - Minding the Gap

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The global STEM skills gap is not as straightforward as it might seem. There are big variations across countries & industries. But, according to @NYASciences, one thing is clear - training workers across their careers is key. #STEMHorizons

Post 3 - Scientific Publishing

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Have you been thinking about or working on your first scientific paper? Or do you already have many under your belt but feel like you could use some tips to improve? The CSO and Editor-in-Chief @NYASciences offers some advice. #STEMHorizons