Allison Mills

Allison Mills


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  • 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

Be Brief: Stent

The challenge is the same process that heals also covers up and prevents a biodegradable stent from fully disappearing. That's why Jeremy Goldman, a professor of biomedical engineering, is looking into different options. Stents are designed to act like a culvert for weakened or damaged arteries. The most common expandable tubes made today are . . . Read More

The Big Picture of Great Lakes Mercury Pollution

Mercury is a widespread environmental toxicant and pollutant that travels up the food chain onto people's dinner plates. Although a global issue, mercury regulations vary worldwide. Depending on where one lives in relation to mercury emissions, regional remediation makes minimal impacts for local fish consumption advisories. This is particularly true in . . . Read More

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