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Dr. Dave Cornelison

Dr. David Cornelison, a Professor in the Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science at Missouri State University, has conducted extensive research in condensed matter physics, focused on lab studies of astrophysical systems and semi-conductors, and is the founding Director of Phys-Biz, a project to connect elementary pre-service teachers and elementary students to the teaching and learning of Physics. Dr. Cornelison has done hands-on elementary school outreach for 20 years and began organizing pilot research projects 10 years ago through Phys-Biz, which created service-learning courses for elementary pre-service teachers to learn to teach Physics.

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