DS Projects

Invenciones de la Inventiva


The “Invenciones de la Inventiva” project focuses on Spanish language translations of episodes from the award winning Engines of Our Ingenuity, a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. Written and hosted by Dr. John Lienhard and other contributors, it is heard nationally on Public Radio and produced by KUHF-FM, Houston Public Radio. 

The Invenciones de la Inventiva project is dedicated to creating teaching materials based on translated Engines episodes that can be used in in elementary bilingual classrooms, middle, high school and college Spanish language classes for Second Language and Heritage Learners. Public school teachers translate selected episodes that have been chosen to advance students' knowledge of the Spanish language and promote an interest in Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Many of teachers involved in the project create digital stories to add a visual element to the Engines audio broadcast and use these stories as a multimedia component of the instructional materials they develop.

The Invenciones de la Inventiva website is online at: