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Allison Mills

Allison Mills

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

On the Road for Fieldwork Friday

Summertime is field season. And while our researchers are out and about, we've been highlighting them each week on #FieldworkFriday. Sometimes to do the actual work, researchers have to travel a long . . . Read More

Probing Quantum Phenomena in Tiny Transistors

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

The Meta-View: Breaking Bread at ISSRM

Not all of us can be scientists—but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate science. In #scicomm, non-sci creatives get a big picture, meta-view of the research process. Allison Mills shares her observations from . . . Read More

Oil and Water

Water and oil don't usually mix, but these interdisciplinary researchers at the Great Lakes Research Center have answers when they . . . Read More

It's Electric: Nanowires in Batteries

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

ISSRM: Bridging Society and Natural Resources

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