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An Important Message For Our Members: The Academy's Response to COVID-19

The New York Academy of Sciences is working hard to support the research community and health experts in the worldwide response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Through webinars and other programming, we are taking on key topics: the expected course of the pandemic; differences in the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. and other parts of the world; the impact of different approaches to social isolation; the use of large-scale data in the search for therapeutics and to predict the spread of the disease; and research toward a vaccine.

Other initiatives include a collaboration with Sana Labs in Sweden on an AI-based learning platform to “upskill” nurses to work in intensive care units, and to provide training to volunteers to assist medical staff in hospitals.

The Academy is also engaging young people. A thousand students from over 50 countries are participating in our COVID-19 Innovation Challenge. It’s a work-from-home activity to help students sharpen critical thinking skills as they develop technology to address the outbreak.

For educators we are distributing lesson plans and multimedia instructional content. And to remind STEM professionals of the importance of their work, we’re sharing stories of their engagement in the global battle against COVID-19.

Find our resources and programs here.

We are proud of our community, and know that our collective action in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) is the world’s most powerful force for change in this difficult period.

We hope you and your respective colleagues and families are safe and well.

Brooke Grindlinger, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer, Scientific Programs and Awards

New York Academy of Sciences