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When science communication is available in multiple languages it reaches more people and is way more effective (1). That’s one of the many reasons we are thrilled to partner with Lotus STEMM!

Lotus STEMM (@lotusstemm) is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to support and improve the representation of South Asian women in traditional and non-traditional STEMM professions (did you know that STEMM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine?).

They provide much-needed multilingual COVID-19 science communication for South Asian communities, especially during the heightened confusion about mandates and conflicting misinformation. And when we say multilingual, we mean it! They’ve created informative YouTube videos in a total of 11 different languages (2)! 🤯

We’re very excited to support Lotus STEMM by providing COVID-19 science communication content from our ScienceUpFirst accounts! Our posts are being translated into Farsi, Hindi, Pashto, Sinhala, Tamil, and Urdu by their extensive network of volunteers (3), all for the best impact and cultural relevance.

We look forward to our ongoing partnership with Lotus STEMM in their valuable work to engage South Asian women and girls (and their communities) in STEMM.

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