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Allison Mills

Allison Mills

Director of Research News

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.

Most Recent Stories


When an engineer has a complex problem, they break it into smaller problems. . . . Read More

Be Brief: Skull

In anthropology, examining a photo of the 1.5-million-year-old skull of the Nariokotome Boy is just not the same as holding it in your . . . Read More

What is STEM Education?

New research shows that K-12 teachers use eight mental models to teach science, technology, engineering and math—a more complex system than initially apparent. . . . Read More