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 

Gender, Drugs and Education: A History of STEM Antifeminism

If you’ve ever watched the movie Little Women, you may remember a young Kirsten Dunst saying with a righteous anger that reverberated out of the screen: "Mr. Davis said it is as useful to educate a woman as it is to educate a female cat." When Louisa May Alcott wrote the novel that many consider a foundational work in women’s . . . Read More

Be Brief: Strength

Heat water on the stove (because warmer water allows for more dissolved sugar). Add sugar. Stir until it dissolves. At some point, the water can no longer take more sugar and the sweetener stops dissolving. Precipitation strengthening mixes two different metals instead of sugar and water. This process has three steps. Heat the metal alloy, . . . Read More

Welcome to Dreamland: Michigan Tech Sleep Research Laboratory Opens

The two-bed sleep study facility is located in Michigan Tech University’s Student Development Complex and has a core staff of two faculty researchers, a sleep physician, a registered nurse who is also a certified sleep technician, a lead doctoral student researcher, as well as other graduate students and undergraduate students. Studies . . . Read More