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

Microfluidics Helps Engineers Watch Viral Infection in Real Time

illustration of virus and ruptured cell membrane

Get your popcorn. Engineers and virologists have a new way to watch viral infection go down. The technique uses microfluidics — the submillimeter control of fluids within a precise, geometric structure. On what is basically a tricked-out microscope slide, chemical engineers from Michigan Technological University have been able to . . . Read More

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