SCIENTIA: Communicating STEM Research in Languages other than English

El equipo de traducción en español del GEM 3 es una iniciativa que busca divulgar descubrimientos científicos con una amplia audiencia de hispano-hablantes. Según el censo de los Estados Unidos, un 21% de la población habla un idioma diferente al inglés, y un 13,5% de esa población habla español. Solamente en Idaho, un 8,2% de la población es de habla hispana. Además, el español se habla en 21 países. La comunicación de la ciencia en español es esencial para construir una sociedad concienciada con el medio ambiente de una forma inclusiva y diversa. Considerando esto, el objetivo del proyecto SCIENTIA es crear materiales de divulgación sobre ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas (CTIM) explícitamente dirigidos a esta audiencia hispano-hablante.

The Spanish Translation GEM3 team is an initiative that seeks to share research findings with a broader Spanish-speaking audience. According to US census data, in the United States, 21% of the population speaks a language different than English at home and 13.5% of that population uses Spanish. In Idaho alone, 8.2% of the population are Spanish speakers. Additionally, Spanish is spoken in 21 countries. Communicating science to Spanish speakers in and beyond the USA borders is essential to build an environmentally aware society that is inclusive and diverse. Consequently, the goal of Project SCIENTIA is to create STEM dissemination materials tailored to this broader Spanish-speaking audience.

Some examples of our work:

Mapeo del paisaje alimentario de la artemisa usando drones

This podcast was made possible by the NSF Idaho EPSCoR Program and by the National Science Foundation under award number OIA-1757324.

La integración de factores humanos en modelos de distribución de especies

This podcast was made possible by the NSF Idaho EPSCoR Program and by the National Science Foundation under award number OIA-1757324.

The translation process:

The translation process

If you are interested in translating your research contact us at spanishtranslationprojects@boisestate.edu.

The team:

  • Jennifer Forbey, Ph.D. - Professor, Biology Department, Boise State University
  • Carolina Viera, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Spanish, World Languages Department, Boise State University
  • Fatima Cornwall, M.A. - U.S. Federal Court Certified Interpreter and a Certified Medical Interpreter, World Languages Department, Boise State University
  • Kelly Arispe, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Spanish, World Languages Department, Boise State University
  • Cristina Barber, M.Sc. - Ecology Evolution and Behavior Ph.D. student, Biology Department, Boise State University
  • Carlos G. Linares, M.Sc. - Ecology Evolution and Behavior Ph.D. student, Biology Department, Boise State University