STEM Spots

Thursdays at 9:45 a.m.

STEM Spots is a weekly look into science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Hosted by Dr. David Cornelison, professor in the department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science at Missouri State University, STEM Spots invites local experts to discuss advances, issues and theories dealing with all matters of STEM.

This week on STEM Spots Dr. Cornelison covers the exciting new Mars mission; Insight. The mission is to measure Mars-quakes, internal temperatures on Mars, and other internal structure experiments. Dr. Cornelison also helps us understand that under every big idea there are smaller pieces of information that help us know what to make of the big ideas.

Missouri State University

This week on STEM Spots we explore our Women In Science series. Listen in as Becky Baker speaks with Missouri State University Student Hannah Whaley, a wildlife biology major with a minor in museum studies. Listen in as they discuss restoration ecology and our impact on the environment. They also delve into some of the extra curricular activities that Hannah is involved in that relate to her major.

This week Dr. Cornelison speaks with Charlie Armstrong. Mr Armstrong is a retired Johnson Space Center Engineer and an alumni of Missouri State University. Currently he works as a consultant for the Johnson Space Center. 

Listen in as they discuss Mr. Armstrong's time at the JSC and the progression of the space program.