E.g., 10/17/2019
E.g., 10/17/2019

Rising Star Scholarship Contest 2019

GALA is delighted to announce the 2019 Rising Star winners!

Rita Pang
Master's candidate in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc) at the University of Strasbourg (France)
Essay: Human Problems: Machine Learning and the Language Industry

Katherine Tse
Master's candidate in Applied Translation Studies at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Essay: The Writing on Wall

 

Scholarship Award and Participation

Each winner is awarded a free registration to GALA’s 2019 Language of Business Conference in Munich from 24-27 March, and a travel stipend. Scholarship applicants wrote essays in response to the following prompt: What should stakeholders in the language industry do to prepare themselves for the machine learning evolution? What will be the role of the humans?

GALA recognizes and awards upcoming talent with the Rising Star Scholarship to attend our annual conference, hosted in Munich in 2019. This scholarship was open to students in localization, translation, and interpreting programs worldwide. This year, we received 39 applications from 32 unique universities in 20 countries.

Selection Committee

Submissions were judged by the 2019 Rising Star Selection Committee. GALA would like to extend a special thank you to the committee for their efforts: Ana Sanchez (Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.), Burckhardt Rueffer (BeatBabel), Edith Bendermacher (NetApp), Max Troyer (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey) and Oleksandr Bondarenko (Translatel).

Scholarship Sponsors

We also offer a large and heartfelt thank you to the Rising Star Scholarship Sponsors, whose generous contributions to this program and in support of future industry talent is invaluable: BeatBabel and Lionbridge Technologies, Inc.

 


Former Rising Star Winners

2018 - Boston, USA

  • Laura Linares, PhD candidate in Translation Studies at University College Cork (Ireland). Read Laura's essay.

  • Ana Lucía López Mendoza, Recent graduate of the Specialized Translation and Professional Interpreting Diploma Course at Universidad Intercontinental (Mexico). Read Ana Lucía's essay.

 

2017 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Marion Hernandez, Master's Degree in Translation Studies at the University of Geneva, a program within the European Master's in Translation network

  • Sijing Yu, Master's Degree in Translation and Localization Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)

 

2016 - New York, USA

  • Audrey Laporte, Master’s Degree in Intercultural Communication, Public Service Interpreting and Translation, University of Alcalá (Spain) 

  • Yousrane Dramé, Master CAWEB, Université de Strasbourg (France)

 

2015 - Sevilla, Spain

  • Lina Duparc, Master 1 CAWEB, Université de Strasbourg (France)

  • Leticia Arcos Álvarez, Master’s Degree in Intercultural Communication: Public Service Interpreting and Translation, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain)

 

2014 - Istanbul, Turkey

  • Miguel Sevener Canals, Master´s Degree in Intercultural Communication, Public Service Interpreting and Translation, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain)

  • Adriana Bucea, Master´s Degree in Intercultural Communication, Public Service Interpreting and Translation, Universidad de Alcalá (Spain)

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