Welcome to the website of the American Translators Association’s (ATA) Science and Technology Division (S&TD). Take a look around to learn more about us. If you are a professional translator or interpreter and are not already a member of ATA or the division, we encourage you to join here.
Do you have any Guest Speaker ideas for ATA58? Proposals for Guest Speakers will be due in early January, so now is the time to email us at divisionS_TD@atanet.org.
Our new Blog Editor, Patrick Weill, has posted three new articles on the blog:
- “Review of Tapani Ronni’s Session on CRISPR at the ATA 57th Annual Conference,” by Brooke A. Cochran
- “Review of the Lecture Given at ATA 57 by the S&T Division’s Guest Speaker, Dr. Carl Haber: ‘Seeing Voices: Using Light to Restore and Preserve Early Recorded Sound’,” by Patrick Weill
- “Introducing: New Blog Editor,” by Patrick Weill
New contributors to the blog are always welcome! Please contact Patrick with your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Looking for ATA57 presentations? We have uploaded slides from five presentations to the section Resources > Conference Materials
on our website:
- “CRISPR Gene Editing: From Tailored Gene Therapy to Species Engineering,” by Tapani Ronni, PhD
- “English for Environmental Content - Working with NGOs and Financial/Multilateral Institutions,” by Melissa Harkin
- “Helping You Communicate Better - Beyond Navigation Established and Emerging Satellite Applications,” by Karl Pfeiffer, CT
- “Translating Henri Poincaré,” by Bruce Popp, PhD
- “What Goes There? The Inception and Development of Chemical Regulatory Legislation,” by Matthew Schlecht, PhD
Thank you to everyone who attended our division events during ATA57! The division held a reception, its Annual Meeting, and a networking dinner during the conference. Over 30 members attended our Annual Meeting, which included a round of member introductions and several announcements:
- We would like to publish reviews of the S&TD presentations on the blog. If you are interested in writing one, please contact us ASAP at divisionS_TD@atanet.org.
- The 2017 Nominating Committee will be formed by Patricia Thickstun and Steve Marzuola, who will have a full year to select candidates for the 2017 S&TD elections. Questions about the nominating process should be sent directly to the Committee.
- Patrick Weill will replace Amy Lesiewicz as Lead Blog Editor. We are still looking for additional volunteers to help Patrick as Assistant Blog Editors. Many thanks to Amy for her hard work as Lead Blog Editor over the past three years.
- Karen Tkaczyk will be stepping down from the S&TD Leadership Council to join the ATA Board (congratulations, Karen!), so we are looking for one or two volunteers to manage the division’s Twitter account. Many thanks to Karen for her continued support of the division after serving as Administrator for four years.
As in recent years, all 40 seats for our networking dinner were sold out well before the conference. Many thanks to Nancy Levenson and Mery Molenaar for organizing this popular event!
It is not too early to plan for next year's conference! If you have guest speaker or field trip suggestions, or if you would like to help us plan next year’s dinner, please let us know. Guest speakers need to be invited by January 2017.
ATA's 57th Annual Conference in San Francisco (November 2-5, 2016) is fast approaching! Join us for the following division events:
- Welcome Celebration at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2
- Annual Meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 4
- Dinner at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4
- Guest Presentation by Dr. Carl Haber at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 5: "Seeing Voices: Using Light to Restore and Preserve Early Recorded Sound" (ST-4 and ST-5)
Payment for the S&TD dinner must be received by October 24. Please see the S&TD dinner registration website
We are looking for a few volunteers:
- Nominating Committee for the 2017 S&TD election — Volunteers must be voting members of the Association and cannot be current members of the S&TD Leadership Council.
- S&TD Blog Editors — We are particularly interested in volunteers who can identify and recruit contributors for the S&TD blog.
Interested? Write to us at divisionS_TD@atanet.org