Inclusive Futures: Exploring STEM Careers is a dynamic and informative two-day event focused on inclusivity in STEM careers. Whether you are a student of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), or a non-STEM student interested in a STEM sector career, our aim is to give you the inside knowledge on exploring STEM careers in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and help you to take your first steps to shaping the future through careers in STEM. Through our comprehensive programme of inspirational talks, Inside Story panel sessions and No Limits inclusivity sessions we’re hoping to break down barriers and empower our diverse OU students from all backgrounds to thrive in the world of STEM. Follow the links below to book your place now:
Peregrine Mission One, which successfully launched today (8 January 2024), marks a historic journey from Florida to the Moon. The mission is a collaborative effort involving The Open University (OU), ESA, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Science Technology Facilities Council (STFC) RAL Space.
Mark Brandon, Professor of Polar Oceanography, has been awarded The Polar Medal by His Majesty King Charles III in recognition of his outstanding work and contribution to the scientific knowledge of the Polar Regions.
Mark has been at the OU for over 20 years and has been Professor of Polar Oceanography since 2018.
The 10th Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI) conference, held at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, USA, became a milestone not only for its anniversary but for the surprising inauguration of the Outstanding Career Impact Award. Among the attendees was The Open University’s Professor Clara Mancini, who received an unexpected honour that stirred a whirlwind of emotions.
Ask the Expert: Generative AI at the OU - Thursday, 21 September- 12:00-13:00
In this session we will first quickly give an overview of the technology, outlining how Generative AI systems work, where they are used today, associated ethical issues, the results of a small number of OU Generative AI innovation projects and emerging OU policy in the area.
The Weston Open Living Lab was established by the OU in 2022 through a lead grant from the Garfield Weston Foundation to develop a platform for the education, research and public engagement on nature recovery and nature-based solutions to nature crises.
The ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission has made its third of six gravity assist flybys at Mercury, snapping images of a newly named impact crater as well as tectonic and volcanic curiosities as it adjusts its trajectory for entering Mercury orbit in 2025.
The closest approach took place at 19:34 UTC (21:34 CEST) on 19 June 2023, about 236 km above the planet’s surface, on the night side of the planet.