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.

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.

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.