STEM Spots 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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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.More from STEM Spots »

Most Recent Episodes

Marie Curie: An Indomitable Spirit

This week on STEM Spots Dr. Cornelison speaks briefly on the life and works of Marie Curie. Curie is well known for her work in physics, chemestry, and nuclear science. Curie has been an icon of the human spirit and the strength of women for decades and will reamin as such for the rest of time.

Challenges And Successes Of Women In STEM: A Student Perspective

This week on STEM Spot Dr. Corenlison speaks with Lydia Lang and Merideth Vogel. Both Lang and Vogel are female physics students at Missouri State University. Listen in as they discuss Donna Strickland, the recent Nobel Prize winner, and what that means for women in science. They also discuss what challenges come from being a women in a STEM field.

Growing Topilogical Crystals

This week on STEM Spots Dr. Dave Cornelison speaks with Jin Hu, Assistant professor at The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR. Professor Hu works with experimental physics within the department of Physics at the university. Listen in as they discuss creating topilogical crystals and what we can learn from them.

A Conversation With Dr Surajit Sen

On this episode of STEM Spots Dr. Cornelison speaks with Dr. Surajit Sen. Dr. Sen is a profesor of physics from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Sen studies Nonlinear dynamics of many particle systems, Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics, and Sociophysics. Listen in as they discuss how a granular system applies to our lives.

Overcoming Roadblocks For Women In The Sciences

Today on STEM Spots Dr. Dave Cornelison speaks with Dr. Korana Burke. Dr. Burke is a lecturer in the department of Mathematics at UC Davis in Davis, CA. Today the two discuss women in the sciences and where roadblocks are encountered.

Bio-Crusts: an Important Part of the Bio-Loaf

When one thinks of the flora and fauna in an ecological system, certain parts stand out. Those might include water sources, large vegetation and animals, from earthworms to elk. However, most of us don't give much thought to the very detailed and small-scale structure that exists as part of the ground covering, known as the crust. This crust is not one thing, but is instead made up of many parts which depend on many conditions, including its own geographical location. And yet, this seemingly

A Conversation With Dr. Alicia M. Walker

This week on STEM Spots Dr. Dave Cornelison speaks with Dr. Alicia M. Walker. Dr Walker is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Missouri State University. Listen in as they discuss some of her most resent research and how those results affect our society as a whole.

Women In STEM: A Conversation With A Future Scientist

This week on STEM Spots host Becky Baker continues her Women in STEM series with STEM Spots youngest guest. Ms. Evie is a 5th grade student with a deep intrest in science and how it applies to her life. Lisen is as Becky and Evie speak about her future dreams and what she has done recently to get into te STEM world.

"The details are at the forefront" A Conversation With Professor Peter Salamon

This week on STEM Spots Dr. David Cornelison speaks with Peter Salamon. Salamon is a profesor of mathematics at San Diego State University. Salamon has published 133 mathematical articles related to biomathematics, thermodynamics in finite time/ geometrical thermodynamics, and optimization and mathematical modeling. Listen in as they discuss thermodynamics, biomathematics, and how the lay person can understand what's going on.

"The details are at the forefront" A Conversation With Professor Peter Salamon

Harnessing Chaos

This week on STEM Spots Dr. Cornelison speaks with Dr. James "Jim" Crutchfield, a professor of physics at the Univeristy of California: Davis. Dr. Cornelison was able to invterview Dr. Crutchfield while he was visiting the Telluride Science Research Center's Workshop. Listen in as they discuss chaos and it's effects on how information flows through the computing process.

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