Supporting Science Near and Far

This past year, the Academy's 196th, was marked by many opportunities to strengthen our connections here in New York City while also expanding them across the country and around the world.

Supporting Science Near and Far

Building a science-based society—one in which scientists, students, and citizens can all participate fully—is a global effort. So it is no wonder that this past year, the Academy’s 196th, was marked by many opportunities to strengthen our connections here in New York City while also expanding them across the country and around the world.

In particular, your Academy has initiated two of the most exciting efforts to support the education, development, and recognition of young scientists on a national and even worldwide scale:

  • If you already know about the incredible success and growth of the Academy’s innovative education programs, you will be excited—but not surprised!—to hear about the launch of the Global STEM Alliance. This powerful new model of local and distance programming, which enables students to learn from their peers from around the world, is already operating in New York, Malaysia, and Spain, and is in development in Mexico, China, Australia, and South Africa.
  • The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists have gone national! Established with the Blavatnik Family Foundation in 2007, the Awards celebrate the innovative achievements of scientists early in their careers, precisely when they are in most need of funding and recognition—and now nominations are open to faculty from around the country. Learn more about the Awards at donate online or contact Erica Nofi, Associate Director, Development at enofi@nyas.org.


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