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February 2019 Ambassador Posts

Building STEM Careers at Every Stage

Whether you're dreaming of a future career in the sciences, you're wrapping up your PhD, or you're well into your life as a STEM professional, there is always room to improve your career and increase your skills. From building new knowledge across fields to becoming a mentor, this month we're focused on developing STEM careers.

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.

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Early February Posts

Post 1 - Overcoming Doubts

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Many people think having doubts is a bad thing. With a little help from her role models, 2018 @BlavatnikAwards National Finalist @ABoltasseva learned they are something else entirely. #FutureofSTEM https://bit.nyas.org/2SqUREs

Post 2 - Changing Minds on Climate Change

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What's one of the most effective strategies for showing people who are unsure about #climatechange that it's real? Help them discover evidence of its impact in their own lives and environments. https://bit.nyas.org/2RAxh3G #STEMHorizons

Post 3 - Unexpected Benefits

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Mentoring doesn't just benefit those who seek a mentor, it can also benefits the mentors themselves. Find out what these @NYASciences Members gained from becoming mentors. https://bit.nyas.org/2SbDIPU #FutureofSTEM

Mid-February Posts

Post 1 - Attaining STEM Dreams

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A lot of young people interested in #STEM dream of ending up at a leading university. Find out how a mentor helped @NYASciences Member Edita Bytyqi go from high school in Macedonia to studying Applied Physics at Columbia University. https://bit.nyas.org/2Twcbp1 #FutureofSTEM

Post 2 - The Future of Technology

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Silicon photonics is revolutionizing technology. But not many people know about it. Hear insights from @BlavatnikAwards Regional Winner, @Michallipson, a pioneer in this fast-growing field: https://bit.nyas.org/2GlMxzq #STEMHorizons

Post 3 - Understanding the Mechanics of Mental Illness

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The CDC reports that nearly 50% of U.S. adults will experience #mentalillness in their lifetime. But we still know very little about the biology behind these diseases. @NYASciences just published a new eBriefing with the latest research: https://bit.nyas.org/2MQmkdE #STEMHorizons