Kelley Christensen

Kelley Christensen


  • Science and Technology Publications Writer


Kelley writes university research stories and articles for university publications. She studied news-editorial journalism and American literature at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and holds a master's in technical communication from Montana Tech. She is pursuing her doctorate in environmental policy at Michigan Tech.

About Kelley

  • Her career includes writing for small-town newspapers in Montana and working as a public information officer, an events coordinator, and science editor for an IEEE publication, Earthzine.
  • She enjoys hiking and cross-country skiing with her family, reading voraciously, crocheting, and exploring the Keweenaw.

Recent Stories 

More Harm Than Good: Assessing the Nuclear Arsenal Tipping Point

One hundred. That’s the number researchers argue is a pragmatic quantity of nuclear weapons for any nation to have. To put that number in perspective, the U.S. and Russia each currently have thousands of nuclear weapons. Both nations hew to the concept of nuclear deterrence—more firepower is intimidating and makes other countries . . . Read More

Dispatches from Kīlauea: Reflections on the Eruption

Volcanoes are an ongoing source of fear and fascination for humanity. The heat and destructive power are both harbingers of destruction and heralds of creation. Kīlauea, Hawaii’s youngest and the world’s hottest volcano, has been erupting constantly since 1983, but in the past month the eruption has grown exponentially in size and power. . . . Read More

Better, Faster, Stronger: Building Batteries That Don’t Go Boom

There’s an old saying: "You must learn to walk before you learn to run." Despite such wisdom, numerous industries skip the basics and sign up for marathons instead, including the battery industry. Lithium ion batteries hold incredible promise for improved storage capacity, but they are volatile. We’ve all heard the news about . . . Read More

Biomedical Engineering Duo Wins Bhakta Rath Award

Beneath the skin, the human body is a vast network of arteries, veins and capillaries that transport nutrients and oxygen to cells. If these connections are damaged, the body tries to repair itself. When this fails, tissue engineering can offer hope for restoration. At Michigan Tech, two researchers have been awarded the Bhakta Rath Award, . . . Read More