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In this edition, I'd like to emphasize something that is not only my area of expertise, 💙 but also one of my professional passions: effective social media management. If you manage social media for your organization or business, you understand the value of audience engagement on your posts. A good number of likes and shares is always useful, regardless of the main goal of your post. In my experience, when co-hosting an event, for example, all parties involved use a single image and copy to create the same event post on their respective social media accounts. As a result, the same post is replicated on multiple social media accounts, and engagement is unique to each post. 💡 Here's an important tip: It is highly recommended that only one social media account uploads the original post and the others share it as many times as necessary. You'll see the number of shares increasing over time. Resharing a post is a powerful feature that is used to maximize the exposure and performance of a good post. Reposting or sharing one same post aggregates all comments, shares, and likes in the post insights, but on Facebook, your account will still receive the engagement that took place on your page. On LinkedIn, for example, reposting another user's post will still attribute any subsequent interactions to that user. On TikTok, the engagement is credited to the original content creator. When you think about it, the likelihood of it going viral is much higher, because most platforms will only show users the most engaging content. Do you see the advantages? This is why, I strongly recommend that in the future, whenever your organization's efforts require more exposure, please tag @autmhq in your posts, and we will gladly reshare your publications to help promote them amongst our communities. Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) is a one-stop shop for tech news and events not only in Austin, but across Texas, and, many times, nationally and internationally, so let's spiral up! Make sure you follow @autmhq on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube! See you there!
Paty Sesma Vice president of Marketing and Communications at AUTMHQ
Take note! National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) Upcoming Webinar:
STEMconnector State of STEM Webinar: A Framework to Support Organizational Decision Making
At STEMconnector, we are excited about our newest research report, The State of STEM: Challenges and Opportunities. In our seminal piece - State of STEM: Defining the Landscape to Determine High-Impact Pathways for the Future Workforce (2018), we uncovered five critical gaps in the STEM workforce, created a common language for understanding the STEM ecosystem, and offered guidance to stakeholders working to advance change. Webinar attendees will receive an in-depth look into the STEM ecosystem and come away with an understanding of how to leverage the framework to drive impact in their respective organizations.
Webinar alert! Finding your Path to a Tech Career
📆 Thursday, March 23, 2023, 12:00 p.m. CST
We know that changing careers can be stressful, and the tech industry can pose unique challenges, especially for women. The Finding your Path to a Tech Career webinar is the perfect place to hear real stories from real women who have entered the tech space from a whole host of different backgrounds. You can learn about their individual journeys and how they built skills, supportive communities and new, empowering opportunities for themselves.
Let's get ready for the TXSEF 2023!
📆 March 24-25 Students in grades 6th through 12th compete in regional science and engineering fairs across Texas during January, February and March to advance to the state fair. The fair includes 20+ categories spanning across engineering, biological sciences and physical sciences. Winning high school entries advance to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Calling Volunteers for the First Tech Challenge State Championship!
What is FIRST Tech Challenge? FIRST Tech Challenge is a robotics competition program for 7th-12th graders. The teams are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. There will be 72 Teams competing at the State Championship for a chance at one of 8 slots to attend the World Championship in Houston. What Volunteer Roles are Needed? We are looking for volunteers to be Querers. These volunteers will advise teams when they need to head to the queuing area for their matches. You do not need any experience to be in this role. You will be guided by our Lead Querer on what times teams should be at the field, and you just need to relay the message to the teams. What Dates/Times? We need Querers on the following dates: March 24th: 11am - 6pm March 25th: 11am - 6pm March 26th: 9am - 1pm If you are interested in volunteering for this event please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
👉 Sign up!
If anything takes you to Dallas this March, make sure you participate in The March MATHness Challenge!
This March marks the beginning of a great new way to engage children in grades 4-8 with math and STEM embedded in the environment around them - with a chance for them to win $50 every week as well! The Challenge is open to children, school-based and out of school K-12 educators, parents and families. We’ve created a collection of over a hundred multi-media math walk stops across Dallas for children to explore and learn from, developed by us at the talkSTEM nonprofit alongside SMU, under the walkSTEM and MathFinder initiatives - with support from the National Science Foundation as well as several Dallas-based grant-giving organizations. Children and educators alike can download the free Otocast app to start visiting stops in 15 participating locations across Dallas and start earning raffle entries, whether independently or in teams with other classmates. For more information about this free opportunity, along with testimonials from teachers and other educators, come on over to gomathfinder.org/the-march-mathness-challenge!
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