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

Take a Deep Breath

keweenaw waterway with Portage Lift Bridge in the background

Hey, we know things are hard right now. And there is some science behind pandemic burnout, but it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with, show up, slow down, let go or simply be here. Even if you don’t contract COVID-19, the pandemic has likely changed your brain already. Take a deep breath. Hard times are nothing . . . Read More

Protein Shapes Matter in Alzheimer's Research

macroscopic image of proteins with bright yellow circles and lines

Proteins do not misbehave and misfold out of the blue. There is a delicate ecosystem of biochemical interactions and environments that usually let them twist, unfold, refold and do their jobs as they’re meant to. About the Researcher . . . Read More

Prismatic Primer: MTU Photonics and Optics Harness the Light

microscope lenses

Through studying the behavior and uses of light particles, photonics and optics focus on the movement of photons. Photonics looks at fundamental questions and creates the tools that are applied in optics. Researchers in both fields study how light scatters, illuminates, refocuses and transcends the everyday workings of our eyes, screens, . . . Read More