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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K188: 科學家芭比 致敬AZ疫苗發明人 Boffin Barbie: toy creator honors vaccine co-creator

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K188: Boffin Barbie: toy creator honors vaccine co-creator

Toy giant Mattel said Wednesday last week it hoped to “inspire the next generation” after creating a model of its iconic Barbie doll in honor of Sarah Gilbert, co-creator of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.

玩具大廠美泰兒公司上週三表示,為表彰牛津/阿斯捷利康冠狀病毒疫苗之共同發明人莎拉‧吉伯特,該公司為其著名產品芭比娃娃開發了新款,希望能「鼓舞下一代」。

Gilbert said she found the news “very strange” but hoped “children who see my Barbie will realize how vital careers in science are to help the world around us.”

吉伯特聽聞此消息,說她覺得「挺怪的」,但希望「看到我的芭比娃娃的孩子們會了解,科學職業對幫助我們周遭的世界是多麼重要」。

“My wish is that my doll will show children careers they may not be aware of, like a vaccinologist.”

The toy company created models in honor of five other women in the sciences: US healthcare workers Amy O’Sullivan and Audrey Cruz, Canadian campaigner Chika Stacy Oriuwa, Brazilian researcher Jaqueline Goes de Jesus and Australian medic Kirby White.

「希望我的玩偶會向孩子們展示他們可能不知道的職業,比如說疫苗學家」。

這家玩具公司也設計了其他款式,來表彰五位科學界的女性:美國醫護人員艾米‧奧沙利文及奧黛莉‧克魯茲、加拿大活動人士奇卡‧史岱西‧奧里瓦、巴西研究人員賈克琳‧戈耶思‧德‧杰索斯,以及澳洲醫師克兒比‧懷特。

“Barbie recognizes that all frontline workers have made tremendous sacrifices when confronting the pandemic and the challenges it heightened,” said Lisa McKnight, senior vice president of Barbie and dolls at Mattel.

美泰兒公司芭比娃娃及玩偶部門高級副總裁麗莎‧麥克奈特表示:「芭比肯定所有前線工作人員,在面對疫情大流行及加劇的挑戰時,都做出了巨大犧牲」。

“To shine a light on their efforts, we are sharing their stories and leveraging Barbie’s platform to inspire the next generation to take after these heroes and give back.”

“Our hope is to nurture and ignite the imaginations of children playing out their own storyline as heroes.”

「為彰顯其努力,我們分享他們的故事,並利用芭比娃娃這平台,來激勵下一代追隨這些英雄並做出回饋」。「我們希望培養及點燃孩子的想像力,讓他們在遊戲扮演角色時,有自己的英雄故事」。Source article: https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2021/08/09/2003762257

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