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.

In this time of technology some people see science as a tool for domination. Listen in as Dr. Corelison asks the question, what if we see science as a thing of wonder. What answers will we find to who we are and where we fit in the order of things.

This week on STEM Spots Dr. David Cornelison speaks with Dr. Mark Hersam. Dr. Hersam is a Walter P. Murphy Professor of Material Science and Engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Listen in as they discuss the work of interfacing chemistry with electronics that Dr. Hersam is doing in his lab at Northwestern University. 

Missouri State University

This week on STEM Spots our new Co-Host, Becky Baker joins us from the department of Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science. This is her inaugural episode covering the topic of women in the STEM fields. 

Her guest today is Dr. Melida Gutierrez from the department of Geology, Geography, and Planning. Listen in as they discuss a water quality study that Dr. Gutierrez is conducting here in Springfield and in her hometown in Mexico.

This week on STEM Spots Dr. Cornelison speaks a little on the SpaceX launch of the Falcon heavy rocket on February 6, 2018 and how Elon Musk’s visionary attitude is reminiscent of past advancements in technology.

This week on STEM Spots, Dr. Cornelison discusses some of his recent findings on the correlations between education, STEM jobs, and money in our country.