Jordan Axelson

2017 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow

University of California Berkeley, Inorganic Chemistry
Fellowship Sponsor: American Chemical Society
Fellowship Site: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

I completed a PhD in inorganic chemistry at the University of California Berkeley in August of 2016. Though all my work required the making of new molecules, individual projects ranged from designing organic compounds that control the reactivity of metal ions to generating conductive polymers for lithium-ion batteries. However, my extracurricular experiences working with undergraduates both in and out of the lab ultimately set me on a path toward education. After graduation I took a position as a lecturer at my alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and am currently teaching first semester organic chemistry. Over the summer of 2017, I am excited to be writing for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a AAAS Mass Media Fellow.

Fellowship publications at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

6/23/2017          Thanks to new discoveries, dinosaurs at Milwaukee Public Museum get feathers

7/06/2017          Mad Science Demonstrates that Science Is For Everybody

7/08/2017          In Wisconsin, we love our cheese curds. But how are they made? And why do they squeak?

7/12/2017          Don't believe the myth of the healthy tan. Slather on the sunscreen to keep skin healthy.

7/19/2017          New Wisconsin K-12 standards intended to spur interest in computer science careers

7/20/2017          Roll out the barrel? Yes, but at these Wisconsin craft distilleries, it's full of whiskey

7/26/2017          The quest for blue blooms: Scientists can finally celebrate with first blue chrysanthemums

7/31/2017          A pollinator's paradise: Delavan garden shocases how everyone can bee friendly

8/04/2017          The taming of the shrew: Urban Ecology Center welcomes new residents to Riverside Park

8/08/2017          UW-Madison researchers: Types of smiles send different messages in social situations

8/09/2017          Catch them while you can: Cricket nachos debut at Wisconsin State Fair

8/12/2017          UW-Madison spinoff company trying to improve diet of patients on feeding tubes

8/12/2017          Internship offers window into environmental conservation careers

8/18/2017          UW-Madison course covers the promise and pitfalls of genomics

8/21/2017          UWM researchers trying to put more perch on your table