In October 2022, Gabriela Heck, a PhD student from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), in Brazil, visited Beth Hawkins, at the Science Museum London, to talk about her PhD research around science capital, science museums and inclusion of people with disabilities in STEM fields. Here she shares detail of her research and how she is working to raise awareness of science capital and inclusion in Brazil.
The Science Museum Group have been working with the principle of science capital for almost 10 years. Throughout our journey we have learned a huge amount around what this approach can look like in practice and what challenges we, and our colleagues have faced with it. Here we share our top 5 most commonly asked questions.
In part one of our Science Capital in Practice: Foundations for the Future blog series, we explore how taking a science capital approach has helped partner organisations to build and broaden their audiences.