Science and Technology Writer
A through and through geek, Allison writes university research stories. She studied geoscience as an undergrad at Northland College before getting a master's in environmental science and natural resource journalism at the University of Montana. She moonlights as a dance instructor, radio fiend, and occasional rock licker.
Most Recent Stories
Nearly 1,000 times thinner than a human hair, nanowires can only be understood with quantum mechanics. Using quantum models, physicists from Michigan Technological University have figured out what drives the efficiency of a silicon-germanium (Si-Ge) core-shell nanowire . . . Read More
Using manganese dioxide nanowires, a team led by a Michigan Technological University graduate student is coming up with better battery designs. The nanowires use a one-dimensional tunnel structure to help move lithium ions through the openings, which could help make batteries smaller and more efficient. . . . Read More
Bringing together nearly 500 researchers from around the world, Michigan Technological University will be hosting this year's International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM). The conference focuses on the intersection of human and natural . . . Read More