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 

Engineering the Perfect Winter Sock

Think about your favorite pair of winter socks. Are they wool, cotton or synthetic? Ankle or knee-high? What color are they? Perhaps you’ve never really given it much thought, but the perfect pair of winter socks has been one of humanity’s great aspirations since people figured out that warm toes are generally preferable to cold . . . Read More

The Secret Life of Cloud Droplets

Like raindrops streaking across the windows of your car while you drive through a rainstorm, water droplets in clouds travel in airflow streamlines — following currents of air usually without touching. However, the air inside clouds tends to be turbulent, as any nervous flier can attest to, and swirling turbulent air causes droplets to cluster. . . . Read More

A Future for Red Wolves May Be Found on Galveston Island

The American red wolf is one of United States’ greatest wildlife conservation stories. Red wolves were on the brink of extinction along the American Gulf Coast during the late 1970s when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) made a bold decision to purposely remove all remaining red wolves from the wild. The USFWS attempted to trap . . . Read More

Be Brief: Enveloped

Virus-like particles (VLPs) are empty viral shells formed by structural proteins such as coat or envelope proteins. VLPs are used to create vaccines because they elicit immune responses and are noninfectious. Lukai Zhai and Rupsa Basu, graduate students studying with Ebenezer Tumban , assistant professor of biological . . . Read More