Allison Mills

Allison Mills


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  • Cell: 906-231-4271
  • Administration Building G21
  • Associate Director of Research Communications, University Marketing and Communications


A through and through geek, Allison writes university research stories. She studied geoscience as an undergrad at Northland College before getting a master's in environmental science and natural resource journalism at the University of Montana. She moonlights as a dance instructor, radio fiend, and occasional rock licker.

Links of Interest

Her Beats

  • Sciences, Engineering and Technology
  • School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

About Allison

  • She focuses on writing new stories about Michigan Tech research -- everything from robotic prostheses to mesocosms to the physics of raindrops.
  • A University of Montana graduate, she earned a master's degree in environmental science and natural resource journalism, which built on her bachelor's in geoscience from Northland College.
  • She's a radio geek.

Recent Stories

Published in 2020

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Trenzando/Braiding "Trenzando/Braiding is a sculpture that recognizes the intertwined histories of the US and Guatemala, and the role of economics in genocide." Lisa Gordillo, associate professor of visual and performing arts Trenzando/Braiding considers the history of US intervention in . . . Read More

Research in Brief

A man holds a piece of equipment to test a square of cross laminated timber

Research in a Pandemic Teaching, research, service. The hallmarks of scholarship got tossed a few curveballs this year. Researchers rose to the challenge and created a COVID-19 testing lab, changed the way they taught, and reframed how to best serve our communities. . . . Read More

Research in Review

Group of people in protective gear stand next to a lunar rover inside a vinyl and       polycarbonate-walled chamber.

In this issue of Michigan Tech’s Research magazine, the feature stories showcase work happening for and within our home community in The Pandemic Toolbox: COVID-19’s Wrench Remade Research Labs while the Flight of the Bumblebees takes us to Argentinian blueberry fields in bloom. Protein Power stacks and restacks and reimagines life’s . . . Read More