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.

Missouri State University

In this episode of STEM Spots, Dr. David Cornelison speaks to an astronomy expert about two marvelous events in outer space:  the lunar eclipse and mysterious bursts of radio energy.


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.