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 

100 Percent Human—Improved

Imagine you fractured your tibia snowboarding. The doctors put your leg in a cast and you wait weeks or months for your bone to heal. Your doctor probably recommends (or requests) physical therapy (PT) to help healing. But what if there were a technology that could shave a few weeks off of your PT time so you could get back on the board faster? . . . Read More

By the Numbers: Engineering A Snow Statue

Engineering the large and intricate snow statues that students make during Winter Carnival is a huge undertaking in terms of snow used, hours spent, and secrets kept. This week on Unscripted, we ventured out in the cold to get the lowdown on how students create the snow statues that have made Michigan Tech’s carnival famous. Turns out, the . . . Read More

Farm Sunshine, Not Cancer: Replacing Tobacco Fields with Solar Arrays

Although tobacco use is the leading cause of avoidable death globally, farming tobacco continues to provide the primary source of income to many farmers. But two Michigan Technological University researchers contend that converting tobacco fields to solar farms could profitably serve two purposes: Reduce preventable deaths and meet the growing need for . . . Read More

Seeking Solutions for Buffalo Reef

Off the coast of Gay, a small northern Michigan hamlet in the Keweenaw Peninsula, a potential environmental catastrophe lurks beneath the surface. Mine tailings, known locally as stamp sands, are the remains of milling copper 100 years ago. The sands, dark in color, were piled on the edge of Lake Superior near Gay during milling operations. . . . Read More