David Morris

Teacher, Eastern Arizona College

Interstellar— Interstellar travel: Can or can't

Explore the theoretical possibilities and impossibilities of interstellar travel.

Willcox Theater and Arts Willcox, AZ

Film Synopsis

A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity's survival.

In Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home.

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About the Speaker

David Morris is a community college native, a graduate of Santa Rosa Junior College with an Associate of Sciences degree. He then transferred to University of California at Davis, where he received a Bachelor of Sciences in Geology, then went on to San Francisco State University, where he received a Master of Science in Applied Geosciences. Along the way he received numerous awards and honors, including the prestigious Graduate Research Achievement Award for his work on subduction eclogites. Between his bachelor and master degrees, he worked for NORCAL Geophysical as a Geophysical Consultant. After graduating from San Francisco State University and during his last year as a student, David began teaching at the University. He became known as the 'utility infielder' of the geosciences department, offering courses in oceanography, meteorology, geology, and paleontology. His next stop was back where he began, Santa Rosa Junior College, where he taught: natural resource management, hydrology, astronomy, and geology courses. In the early days of online teaching, he was among the first instructors to introduce online and hybrid online courses at Santa Rosa Junior College. At the same time, he was fundamentally involved in the development of the 'cooperative learning' program in the Earth and Space Sciences Department. David is a dedicated teacher, he loves teaching at Eastern Arizona College and he has made this campus his home.