Trajectories into science - stories for diversity

Hale–Bopp gazing, tinkering with grandad, a passionate biology teacher, Jane Goodall, Star Trek? People’s choice to study science and/or technology, and to continue on this path are influenced by different experiences and factors. Would you like to share your story?

This is an open invitation to professionals in science and engineering to take part in a study from the Department of Education at Uppsala University.

  • What persons, events and/or conditions were important for you?
  • Did you hesitate, detour or have a straight route? Obstacles? Support? Inspiration?
  • Are you the first scientist in your family or had it been unexpected to do anything else?

Stories about science/engineering trajectories can contribute with knowledge that contribute to high quality education practices and widen participation. Therefore, we are particularly looking for ‘unexpected’ scientists/engineers.

Take a few minutes to make notes about your science trajectory.

What is expected from me?

The online questionnaire includes three open questions. To complete it takes 15 to 60 minutes, depending on how you what to outline your story. If you write longer texts, we advice you to use a text editor and then paste the text into the questionnaire. Any personal data is anonymized and only the research team will access the data.

What are the possible benefits of participating?

Each story is unique and significant. Based on this study, we will, among other things, publish academically and engage with teachers to develop good practices in schools and higher education. The study is financed by the Swedish Research Council.


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Last modified: 2023-11-23