ASDC is co-developing a Logic Model that defines, guides, supports and evidences meaningful practice in values-led, inclusive STFC science engagement within our Informal Science Learning sector.
Our aim is to value equity and inclusion in science engagement for its many positive impacts for individuals and society, and as the key to unlocking more diverse participation in STEM research, development, industry and innovation for the future.
The development of this piece of work depends on close work with Informal Science Learning researchers, collaboration with the British Science Association, and in-depth understanding from the science and discovery centre network of practitioners and their community partners.
As part of this development work, grants of £9,500 have been awarded to the 12 science and discovery centres for in-depth exploration of participant experiences, working with community partners to provide evidence and explore the areas and assumptions of the developing Logic Model.
The science and discovery centres awarded the grants are:
Aberdeen Science Centre
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Cambridge Science Centre
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre
Dundee Science Centre
National Space Centre
Royal Astronomical Society
We The Curious
The project is funded by the Science Technology Facilities Council (STFC) part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).