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The Home of Science Capital

By qtnvacl, on 11 July 2017

The concept of science capital was first developed by Professor Louise Archer and team during the first phase of the ASPIRES project.

Since then, the concept of science capital has been developed by ASPIRES/2’s sister project (also headed by Professor Louise Archer), Enterprising Science. Researchers working on Enterprising Science have created tools to measure science capital and developed strategies for building science capital in primary and secondary schools as well as informal learning institutions such as museums.

This year marked the start of a new science capital-related project, YESTEM, a joint UK-US project funded by Wellcome Trust and the National Science Foundation developing new models and tools in support of equitable pathways into STEM.

You can learn more about science capital at our home page.

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