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Boise Project Translates Academic STEM Research Into Spanish

John Kelly
Boise State University
Project Scientia group, left to right: Yuliana Cisneros, Fátima Cornwall, Cristina Barber, Carolina Viera, Carlos Linares, Eduardo Canales, and Kelly Arispe."

There’s a big problem with how we share academic scientific research. Across the world, almost every single science, technology, engineering or math paper published is in English. And here in the U.S., 21% of the United States population speaks a language other than English at home, a majority of them Spanish. Here in the Gem State, one in twelve Idahoans speaks Spanish at home.

That’s where Project SCIENTIA comes in. This Boise State University initiative is working to translate STEM research papers into Spanish, to reach and educate a greater audience.

Joining Idaho Matters to talk more about the inspiration behind this project and how it’s going are PhD candidate Cristina Barber and Professor of World Languages Carolina Viera.

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.