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May 2019 Ambassador Posts

Educating Future Scientists

One of the best ways to inspire future generations of scientists is for them to have role models. Those role models can come in the form of mentors and working scientists, but they can also come in the form of great science teachers. This month we're focusing on the teachers who have helped light the flame of curiosity in millions of students around the globe. And some of those science teachers even started out as scientists!

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 May Posts

Post 1 - Future of Cancer Research

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Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. We've come a long way in both treatments and understanding of cancer, but we have work yet to do. @NYASciences talks with two researchers at the forefront of the field. #STEMHorizons

Post 2 - What does science mean to you?

We love hearing from you - for this post, tell us and the world what science means to you!

I love science because [FILL IN THE BLANK]. Join me in becoming an Ambassador for Science with @NYASciences! #IAmNYAS
[Add a photo to your post about why you love science.]

Post 3 - Teachers Who Inspire

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Science teachers inspire millions around the world to pursue a life in the sciences. Hear from one science teacher who brought a scientists into her classroom through a @NYASciences program in order to give her students hands-on experience. #FutureofSTEM

Mid-May Posts

Post 1 - Becoming a Teacher

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Becoming a teacher can help scientists become better communicators in general, as long as they're open to breaking with tradition. Hear more in this interview from @NYAScienes. #FutureofSTEM


Post 2 - Making Applications Shine

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Do you know any brilliant high school students interested in STEM? Encourage them to apply for the @NYASciences Junior Academy, which students can participate in from around the world. Application tips can be found here: #FutureofSTEM

Post 3 - Mythbusters

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Science is hard. It's only for people who look like Einstein. These are just a couple of the science myths many people pick up early in life. This @NYASciences podcast discusses how teachers can help stop these myths from spreading. #FutureofSTEM