Alum, department head initiate new GO CAPS program

Alum Steve Nunn and physics, astronomy and materials science department head David Cornelison recently joined forces to develop a new program for GO CAPS focusing on the Matlab programming language and voice recognition.

Steve Nunn, 1978 alum of the engineering physics program, had an idea to spread his knowledge to future generations. He knew he had unique experience in voice recognition and hoped that by showcasing some cutting-edge technology, he could inspire the next work force to leap into STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math,-related careers.

He worked with Cornelison and the College of Natural and Applied Sciences to find the best way to reach out to these future scientists. They formed this course through GO CAPS.

The program, which introduces students to the MatLab scientific programming language, incorporates concepts from speech processing and voice recognition. Nunn has prior experience with voice recognition software—he taught scientific programming to college interns while he was at the Navy’s largest research and development laboratory.

About GO Caps

The Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies, or GO CAPS program, provides high school students with the chance to test drive future careers before they begin a four-year degree program. The program is a unique learning experience that introduces students to exciting careers in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math. Missouri State, the College of Natural and Applied Sciences and the department of physics, astronomy and materials science are proud partners of GO CAPS.

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