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July 2020 Ambassador Posts

The Summer of Science

Summer is a great time to catch up on reading and learning things you were curious about before but haven't had time to dig into. There have been so many great conversations, webinars, and articles published over the past couple of months, with more yet to come. So this month we're sharing a few highlights we think you and your networks might be interested in.

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 - Greener Eating

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What should we eat? And how can we make sure that the foods we consume aren't produced in a way that harms the environment? @NYASciences takes a look in their latest magazine issue. #STEMHorizons https://bit.nyas.org/3ijRJV5

Post 2 - COVID-19 Updates

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The science on the novel coronavirus is ever-evolving as new information is learned and new therapies and vaccines are tested. @NYASciences is continuing to bring leaders from across fields together to share the latest science. #STEMHorizons https://bit.nyas.org/31DujnA

Post 3 - Slapstick Scientists

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Funny scientists? We don't always associate scientists with a good sense of humor, but we should. @NYASciences, for the second year in a row, is hosting an event (now virtual) bringing science and comedy together - 7/24 at 8pm EDT. #STEMHorizons https://bit.nyas.org/38HOlPw

Mid-July Posts

Post 1 - Online Teaching

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It's clear that many teachers will continue working with students online for many months to come, even if only partially. @NYASciences offers this resource outlining strategies to help make the most of online teaching. #FutureofSTEM https://bit.nyas.org/3iGpb8l


Post 2 - Why Mentor?

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Scientists are often portrayed in popular media as geniuses who know everything. But scientists are human. This @NYASciences article offers stories about how meeting real scientists gives young people a sense that STEM fields are attainable. #FutureofSTEM https://bit.nyas.org/2AliuHs

Post 3 - Frontiers of Science

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From the fundamental nature of gravity to life beyond our solar system, learn about an array of cutting-edge science from these @BlavatnikAwards honorees. #STEMHorizons https://bit.nyas.org/2W0M4cR