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.
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Early July Posts
Post 1 - Communication is Key
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 - https://bit.nyas.org/2ZC40tH #STEMHorizons #scicomm
Post 2 - Understanding Genetic Testing
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 https://bit.nyas.org/2KCAkcu
Post 3 - Changing the Face of STEM
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: https://bit.nyas.org/2RuTscZ #DiversityinSTEM #FutureofSTEM
Post 1 - The Right Team
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 https://bit.nyas.org/2XAYABT
Post 2 - Tech for Good
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 https://bit.nyas.org/2FtPahm
Post 3 - Virtual Labs
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 https://bit.nyas.org/2Y3OnuX