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.

Dr. Cornelison sits down with Dr. Robert Mayanovic, Head of the Physics deptartment at MSU. They discuss the stigma surrounding the physics degree, and how to relate it to students.

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  It has been clear for some time that everyone, no matter their locale, will see a future filled with both robots and the use of artificial intelligence.  How we face this inevitability and what pathways are likely, depends to a great deal on the legislation set by governmental agencies, from the city to international level.  Up until now, most of the groundwork has been laid by either industry participants or non-profits that deal with technological policy.  One such group is Brookings Institution, based in Washington DC.  Darrell West, a VP of Governance Studies at the institution, has w

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This week, Dr. Cornelison sits down with key faculty of the MSU Speech Pathology Clinic.

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Springfield-Greene County Health Department

Dr. Cornelison has a Zoom call with Kendra Findley, an Administrator with the Springfield Public Health Department, to discuss her involvement in handling COVID-19.

This week on STEM Spots, Host, Dr. Dave Cornelison sits down with Physics Professor, Dr. Kartik Ghosh to discuss his research on the coronavirus.

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In this episode, Dave talks with Damon Bassett, professor of geology at Missouri State University, about the process of fossilization and DNA extraction research.

To commemorate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Maja Kotlaja and Anna Cohen come on STEM Spots to talk about the importance of health screening before the age of 50.

Dr. Bob Bradley, professor emeritus of theatre at Missouri State, and director at Springfield Contemporary Theatre. SCT has put on the play Oppenheimer. Dave discusses the play with Dr. Bradley and how it came to Springfield.

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This episode, Dave talks about the play Oppenheimer, and the man who inspired the story. Take a dive into Dave's retelling of the life of the juggernaut of nuclear physics, J. Robert Oppenheimer.

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Dave has an in-depth historical discussion with Dr. Etta Madden, an English professor at Missouri State University, about the link between science and literature.

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In this episode Dave talks with Dr. Ralph Shain, a professor of philosophy at MSU, about time, measurement, and philosophical questions in physics.

This week, Dave interviews Loring Bullard of the James River Basin partnership, about water conservation efforts. Loring Bullard served 23 years as director of the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks.

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In this episode of STEM Spots, Dave muses about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and diversity in STEM, particularly in physics.

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Dave interviews Dr. Paul Deal, an associate professor and department head of Psychology at Missouri State University, about the role of IQ tests in psychology, research, and culture.

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Dr. David Cornelison muses about technology in this week's episode.