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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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.

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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. 

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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.

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. 

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Recently, news was released that the scientists of the CDC were given a list of phrases not to be used in documents related to the upcoming budget proposal.  At first it seemed that the list came from someone connected to the current administration but that scenario may not be correct.  Instead, the admonition may have originated within the CDC itself in an attempt to ease concern among people who might read the recommendations based on the reports.  In either case, the outcome does not bode well for scientists or science.

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