I’ve been working on an outreach program I call the Knoepfler Lab Stem Cell Outreach Program for Education (SCOPE).
The idea behind SCOPE is to make available on the Internet a basic page of facts about stem cells in as many languages as possible. Our motto could be articulated as “Not lost in translation!”
Stem cells are a topic that concerns the people of the world, not just certain countries or certain people speaking only in certain languages.
SCOPE has been a big hit and as the number of languages has grown, the number of page views of my white paper “What are stem cells?” in languages besides English has skyrocketed. For example, our page in Spanish has received about 1,000 views, while the pages in Chinese and Japanese are not far behind.
We are getting readers from all over the world who appreciate reading about stem cells in their own languages.
A big thank you goes to our volunteer translators!
We need more help, specifically with translations into the following languages (but of course any language translation is welcome and appreciated!):
Arabic, German, Italian, French, Hebrew, Bengali, Korean, Turkish, Urdu, and Tagalog.
If you can help with a translation please email me at: [email protected]
It’s a great thing to put on your CV for outreach and education, areas that many funding agencies including for fellowships are now looking for when evaluating applicants!