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June 2019 Ambassador Posts

Testing Impactful Ideas in the Real World

One of the most exciting challenges that those interested in STEM face is putting their ideas to the test. Will the hypothesis prove true? Will the prototype work as hoped? And that's part of what makes our programs that bring young people and STEM professionals together to address major challenges so exciting. From tackling wildfires to malnutrition to the future of aerospace, we've seen some amazing solutions. This month we're focused on bringing together generations of scientists and budding scientists to drive the future of STEM.

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 June Posts

Post 1 - A Personal Source of Inspiration

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After a firsthand experience with the lifesaving potential of surgery, this @NYASciences Young Member decided to become a surgeon. Read her story: https://bit.nyas.org/2wr7frl #FutureofSTEM

Post 2 - New Magazine Issue

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Apps have transformed everything from the business world to how we move around cities. But what about how they are changing scientific research? Learn about the impact of apps on science in the latest issue of the @NYASciences magazine: https://bit.nyas.org/2JumIQd #STEMHorizons

Post 3 - Mentors Make the Difference

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Many people today who pursue PhDs are choosing to work outside of academia when their studies are finished. But navigating that transition can be tricky. Hear what made the difference for @NYASciences Member & Ambassador @AdrianaBankston: https://bit.nyas.org/2Qevyly #FutureofSTEM

Mid-June Posts

Post 1 - Achieving Dreams

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Find out how the @NYASciences Junior Academy helped give this student a research foundation that helped him become one of the 40 Science Talent Search (STS) Finalists: https://bit.nyas.org/2QyydGG #FutureofSTEM

Post 2 - Presenting with Impact

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Every scientist or aspiring scientist has to learn how to present their work in front of an audience, from science fairs to major conferences. @NYASciences offers some practical advice on how to ace your next presentation. #STEMHorizons https://bit.nyas.org/2I5Oz68

Post 3 - Does Social Media Help Scientists?

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More than half of the world's population is on social media. For those in the sciences, it's not always clear if it's beneficial or harmful to the field. @NYASciences offers some perspective on this important question. https://bit.nyas.org/2WqQCLd #STEMHorizons