Kelley Christensen

Kelley Christensen


  • Science and Technology Publications Writer, University Marketing and Communications


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 

Rainmakers: The Turbulent Formation of Cloud Droplets

A sonic temperature sensor and cloud droplets in the laser sheet inside Michigan Tech's       cloud chamber. Image Credit: Will Cantrell

Chat with an atmospheric scientist for more than a few minutes, and it’s likely they’ll start advocating for a planetary name change. Planet Ocean-Cloud is much more fitting than Earth, they’ll say, when so much of our planet’s life systems are affected by the interactions of clouds and the oceans. The ability to . . . Read More

COVID-19 Delays Great Lakes Buoy Deployment, MTU Helps Fill the Gap

The most recently funded CIGLR-funded Spotter buoy was deployed near Munising on June       27, along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore near Grand Portal Point. Image Credit:       John Lenters

An unexpected consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the delayed deployment of Great Lakes weather and wave buoys, which provide critical weather and wave conditions information to commercial shipping, recreational boaters, anglers, swimmers and local tour boat businesses. About the Researcher . . . Read More

MTU to Host 2021 Great Lakes Conference

The theme of the 2021 International Association for Great Lakes Research is

With its proximity to Lake Superior and world-class limnological research facilities, Michigan Tech is an ideal place to host the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR). The annual IAGLR conference brings together researchers who study the Great Lakes and other large lakes of the world and their watersheds. The scientific organization . . . Read More