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.

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In today's episode of STEM Spots, Dr. Cornelison discusses the collaborators, goals, and other various components of a project he is currently working on entitled Experimental Studies of Volatile Fractionation in the Early Solar System. The project's emphasis is on finding out how the evolution of the early solar system provided opportunities for there to be mismatches between the various kinds of elemental abundances over a wide range of elements. Listen to the segment below:

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Today on STEM Spots, we revisit a conversation about granular systems with Dr. Surajit Sen. Dr. Sen is a professor of physics from the University at Buffalo. Listen to the segment below.

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Vaccines have been part and parcel of our lives for hundreds of years. But what types are there and how do they really work? To get some of the inside information, we went to the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development and its director, Dr. Daniel Hoft. He stops by (virtually) to talk about the history and inner workings of vaccines this week on STEM Spots. Listen to the segment below.

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In this week's episode of STEM Spots, Dr. David Cornelison speaks with Becky Baker, the director of operations at Missouri Institute of Natural Science, about some of the projects she is working on for MINS. Listen to the segment below.

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In this week's STEM Spots, host Dr. David Cornelison talks about the importance of facts in science and in everyday society. Listen to the segment below.

  

This week on STEM Spots, Dave speaks with Dr. Keri Franklin about her new initiative through the department of education for the $4mil Coders grant.

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In this week's STEM Spots, host Dr. David Cornelison talks with three physics students at Missouri State Unviersity on their plans for the future.

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In this week's episode of STEM Spots on KSMU, host Dr. David Cornelison reflects on Thanksgiving, with a special look at the reasons to be grateful for science. 

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In this week's episode of STEM Spots, host Dr. David Cornelison talks with Dr. Kevin Mickus, a professor of geology at Missouri State University, about gravity and how it can help us learn about the earth.

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Host Dr. Dave Cornelison sits down with professor of biology Dr. Jay McEntee to discuss the science behind bird songs and how birds communicate.

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Host, Dr. David sits down with Professor of Astronomy at Missouri State University Mike Reed to talk about the university's observatory.

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On this episode of STEM Spots, Dr. Cornelison sits down with Assistant Deptartment Head of the English Deptartment at Missouri State University, Dr. Etta Madden, to discuss science fiction, dystopian literature, and the relevance of those books during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This episode, Dr. Cornelison talks with Professor Mike Reed, an MSU astronomer, about the formations of celestial bodies in the universe.

This episode, Dr. Cornelison sits down with the executive direcytor for Discovery Springfield, Rob Blevins. They discuss how COVID-19 has affected the science center.

This episode, Dr. Cornelison sits down with biology professor Ryan Udan to discuss the cardiovascular system.

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