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 

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

Yoke Khin Yap Wins Research Award

It’s a story well-ingrained in our collective consciousness—the tale of the scientist laboring long hours for months or even years in dogged pursuit of answers. It’s a story we like to tell because it assures us someday our hard work will pay off. And in Yoke Khin Yap’s case, it certainly has. The professor of physics . . . Read More

Meditation Could Help Anxiety and Cardiovascular Health

It sounds like a late-night commercial: In just one hour you can reduce your anxiety levels and some heart health risk factors. But a recent study with 14 participants shows preliminary data that even a single session of meditation can have cardiovascular and psychological benefits for adults with mild to moderate anxiety. John Durocher, . . . Read More

Behind-the-Scenes with Lasers and Skin Creams

We’ve all seen commercials for lotions and creams that claim to add elasticity back to our skin to make us look and feel more youthful. Legions have believed these marketing tactics and rushed out for the latest product. But are the claims of greater skin elasticity actually true? Can beauty products truly make one’s skin more youthful not . . . Read More