Allison Mills

Allison Mills


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  • Cell: 906-231-4271
  • Administration Building G22


  • 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.

Links of Interest

Her Beats

  • Sciences, Engineering and Technology
  • School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science

About Allison

  • She focuses on writing new stories about Michigan Tech research -- everything from robotic prostheses to mesocosms to the physics of raindrops.
  • A University of Montana graduate, she earned a master's degree in environmental science and natural resource journalism, which built on her bachelor's in geoscience from Northland College.
  • She also teaches dance through the Student Development Complex's community programs.
  • She's a radio geek.

Recent Stories

Mobility Researchers Take On Detroit Auto Show

Mobility is the movement of people, goods and information. Interdisciplinary teams at Michigan Technological University tackle mobility research challenges in the air, on land and even underwater. At the North American International Auto Show, Michigan Tech researchers will be showcasing autonomous vehicle projects as part of the AutoMobili-D . . . Read More

Students 3-D Print Their Math Homework

The majority of students in Calculus 3—multivariable calculus with technology—are not math majors. They are mechanical engineers, civil engineers, biologists, computer scientists. And those are people we want to make sure do their calculations correctly. The two-dimensional and three-dimensional calculus they learn in calc 3 helps them assess . . . Read More

Superior Ideas: New Year, New Funding

Crowdfunding is not for the lazy. It is also not an alternative to traditional research funding through federal and private grants. It is an excellent way to get a new project off the ground, assess people's interest in the research and hone proposal writing skills. To make sure everyone is on the same page: crowdfunding is when individuals . . . Read More

The Shrinking Moose of Isle Royale

Researchers from Michigan Technological University know the smartest way to know a moose is by its brain. Specifically, skull measurements reveal information about body size, physiology and the conditions of a moose's early life. Put together, measurements through time reveal the health of a population and even changes in their environment. . . . Read More