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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

Be Brief: Skull

In anthropology, examining a photo of the 1.5-million-year-old skull of the Nariokotome Boy is just not the same as holding it in your . . . Read More

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