STEM Talks – Astronomy and Computer Science

On 10 and 12 April, we were pleased to be joined by Dr Julian Onions from the Nottingham Astronomy Group, which is part of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham, and Dr Armaghan Moemeni, Assistant Professor in Computer Science in the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham.  Dr Onions spoke to Year 12 Physics students, and both Dr Onions and Dr Moemeni spoke to Year 10 Triple Science and Computer Science students, who are taking the ‘STEM Pathway’ of Key Stage 4 options.

Students heard about topics ranging from dark matter and black holes to the future of AI and how robots can support the health and social care sector, as well as about studying Astronomy and Computer Science at university.  Students were also able to ask questions and hear about how computer modelling is used across a wide range of STEM fields of study.

We are grateful to the University of Nottingham staff for their time and hope to arrange further STEM talks in the future.