Dr. David Cornelison

Dr. David Cornelison has been working as an educator and scientist in Arizona and Missouri universities for the last 25 years.  Since 2010, he has been the head of the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science at Missouri State University.  His research interests lie at the intersection of experimental condensed-matter physics and astrophysics, while his educational efforts have focused on outreach to the K-12 school system.   Most of all, he believes in curiosity-driven learning in the sciences and all other fields.


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. 


This week on STEM Spots, Dr. Dave Cornelison ponders on the questions regarding time. What is it? Can it be defined?  Why does it seem as though time goes slowly while waiting at the car dealership? Listen in to find out the exact measurement of a second and a brief history of time.


Almost everyone can attest to the value of engineering in our world, and many students see a degree in the field as an attractive goal.  Fortunately for all, Missouri State University has, for almost a decade, had an engineering degree available through a cooperative program administered through Missouri University of Science and Technology.  Dr. Doug Carroll, the director of the program and a MS&T faculty member, comes by to share the background and goals of the department. 


Each year new and exciting things happen in the world of science and 2017 was no exception.  From stars to genes, we talk about the big events of the past year.