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Allison Mills

Allison Mills

Director of Research News

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

What is STEM Education?

New research shows that K-12 teachers use eight mental models to teach science, technology, engineering and math—a more complex system than initially apparent. . . . Read More

Tech in Ten: The Paradoxes of Engineering

Michigan Tech's thought leaders glimpse into the University's future. Wayne Pennington, dean of the College of Engineering, reflects on where engineering and engineering education is heading over the next . . . Read More

Sci Comm Tools of the Trade

Want to promote your research? We call the practice science communication (sci comm) and it’s the art of translating STEM into nontechnical . . . Read More