The ASPIRES project is a multi-year study looking at the aspirations of young people towards science and science-related careers. The project is ongoing, but the findings so far already reveal a fascinating insight into the factors that influence young people’s feelings and perceptions to science subjects.
In this episode we talk about the findings from the project and how the concept of science capital can be used by those interested in engaging young people. The episode also refers to the adjacent project Enterprising Science, more details can be found here.
You can read the original report from the first five-years of the project here. To find out more about the current progress see the project website. You can also follow the ASPIRES project on Twitter @ASPIRESscience.