As a science writer, I will forever be a student of science. By writing ecological and environmental stories, I hope to inspire others to engage in scientific conversations and explore their own backyards. Currently, I am a science and content writer with the University of Idaho.
Wildfire in the West
Burbots Bounce Back
Researchers tweak fish’s biology for aquaculture industry
Moureen Matuha points at a group of blotchy brown fish with eel tails and catfish heads huddled together like a pile of sleeping puppies on the bottom of the tank.
“These burbot are napping. They actually nap,” said Matuha, a University of Idaho doctoral student studying environmental science in Moscow. “But it’s chaos when you feed them.”
University of Idaho - December 2018 ›
Drone Mission to Titan
U of I’s Jason Barnes is part of Team Dragonfly, one of two teams competing for a real-world NASA mission
In 2025, a Dragonfly may have the opportunity to hop a rocket from Earth to Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Named for its insect shape, Dragonfly is a drone-like rotorcraft specifically designed to sample Titan’s atmosphere and surface. With eight rotors, the dual-quadcopter will have the ability to fly from site to site on the alien moon, potentially traveling up to 10s of miles at a time.
University of Idaho - March 2018 ›