Science Writing

I have written articles on a range of topics, including COVID-19, sustainability and muons

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Rock transportation system is ready for excavation of DUNE caverns

Fermilab

Fermilab contractors have successfully commissioned a system that will move 800,000 tons of rock to create space for the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment’s detectors in South Dakota. 

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Where science meets the sacred

Symmetry Magazine

Sanford Underground Research Facility is making an effort to build bridges with Native American communities and operate with respect for the sacred land it is built on.

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Testing wraps up for first Fermilab-designed cryomodule for PIP-II accelerator

Fermilab

A Fermilab team has completed tests for a crucial superconducting segment for the PIP-II particle accelerator, the future heart of the Fermilab accelerator chain.

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New metamaterials for studying the oldest light in the universe

Fermilab

A Fermilab scientist and his team have developed a new way to make antireflective lenses, enabling big discoveries about the cosmic microwave background radiation and the fabric of the universe.

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Funding for All: The Inside Scoop on Grants and Fellowships

ScienceWriters 2020 Event Coverage

Wherever you are in your science journalism career, fellowships and grants can give you the resources to pursue a passion project. But what does it take to get them? 

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To Stop Coronavirus’ Spread, We’ll Need New Testing Technology

Discover

Experts say communities must massively scale up COVID-19 testing, with quicker turnaround times. New test innovations in the works promise to do just that.

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Mental Health, Well-Being and Research

University of Michigan Chemistry

with Taylor Soucy

Jen Heemstra, Associate Professor at Emory University, visited the University of Michigan in January to talk a bit about her research designing DNA biosensors and a lot about her perspectives on failure, self-care, and how being an academic is a little like being an athlete

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On the marvels of physics

Symmetry Magazine

Theoretical physicist Clifford Johnson answers my questions about his work in science and outreach, including advising on movies like Avengers: Endgame.

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The mystery of the muon’s magnetism

Symmetry Magazine

A super-precise experiment at Fermilab is carefully analyzing every detail of the muon’s magnetic moment.

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One minute with Arden Warner, accelerator physicist

Fermilab

Arden Warner loves solving problems. He’s also chair of the Fermilab Summer Internships in Science and Technology committee, where he champions mentoring young scientists and working towards a more inclusive culture in science.

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One minute with Maxine Hronek, DUNE collaboration coordinator

Fermilab

A veteran administrator with a love of flowers and true crime, Maxine Hronek draws on three decades of Fermilab experience to keep the international Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment running smoothly behind the scenes.

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Questing for Cures From a Boiling River

NASW Student Newsroom

The Peruvian Amazon is home to a multitude of bacteria that thrive on extreme heat—and may lead to new drugs. 

Winner, 2020 Student Summer Writing Award

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We Need to Talk About Plastic Lab Waste

Bioeconomy.XYZ

Achieving true sustainability for lab waste will require more comprehensive solutions than adding a few recycling bins.

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The beginner's guide to a career in science writing

Cell Mentor

with Brittany Trang

Answers to five common questions about how to become a science writer.  

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A Fermilab family legacy

Symmetry Magazine

Steve Tammes’ love of physics began with his grandfather’s tales about Fermilab.

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The critical role of chemistry in D&D poisons

Chemistry World

Not everything in Dungeons and Dragons is fantasy.

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Meet Four Ph.D. Students Who Passed Their Candidacy Exams in Quarantine

ACS Graduate and Postdoctoral Chemist

The candidacy exam experience in quarantine was close to normal, but the pandemic also made it unique. Read about four Ph.D. students who passed.

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Grad Students Weigh In on Returning to Lab After Quarantine

ACS Graduate and Postdoctoral Chemist

Clear Communication, Managing Expectations, and Other Keys to Safe Research During a Pandemic

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Why Aren't Academic Sustainable Lab Programs Gaining More Traction?

Lab Manager

Many universities are starting programs to help labs become more sustainable—but achieving widespread participation is no easy feat.