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July 2019 Ambassador Posts

Soft Skills for a Sustainable Career

Building a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is not just about having book smarts, it's also about collaborating, building a great team, communicating, and so much more. This month we're focusing on how to build successful and sustainable careers for STEM professionals.

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 July Posts

Post 1 - Communication is Key

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Effective communication is more important than ever for scientists and a key form of communication is scientific papers. But how do you actually write one? Or choose the right journal? Check out this overview from @NYASciences - #STEMHorizons #scicomm

Post 2 - Understanding Genetic Testing

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As genetic testing becomes more common in the doctor's office and through at-home tests, understanding what they can and can't tell us it more important than ever. @NYASciences offers this video so you can be more informed. #STEMHorizons

Post 3 - Changing the Face of STEM

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Join @NYASciences live or via the web on July 31 at 1pm ET for a free discussion about opportunities for students interested in STEM careers and the importance of supporting diversity in the sciences. Register here: #DiversityinSTEM #FutureofSTEM

Mid-July Posts

Post 1 - The Right Team

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Science is a highly collaborative field in most instances, which means working with the right team is crucial. In this video from @NYASciences, three @blavatnikawards honorees discuss what they think makes for a strong team. #STEMHorizons

Post 2 - Tech for Good

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According to @pewresearch, 77% of Americans have a smartphone and all those people are downloading millions of apps each day. @NYASciences asks: What we can do to ensure that at least some of that technology is being used for good? #STEMHorizons

Post 3 - Virtual Labs

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A key challenge for researchers who rely on pools of data is accessing large and diverse data sets. @NYASciences looked at a number of different projects focused on sharing access to data and providing new opportunities for collaboration. #STEMHorizons