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Freelance journalist and author (July 2009 – present)
Executive Officer and Crew Writer for HI-SEAS, a 4-month simulated Mars mission, funded by NASA to study food for long-duration space flight. (August 2011 – present)
University of Kansas, Physics M.S. (2004)
Saint Mary College, Leavenworth, KS, Chemistry, B.S. (2001)
Journalism and Writing Experience:
Current contributor to The Economist, Discover, Popular Mechanics, U.S. News & World Report, Technology Review
Co-author of Reality Mining: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World (MIT Press, in progress)
Nashville Review (Nonfiction Editor) 2011 – 2012
Read nonfiction submissions to Vanderbilt University’s literary magazine. Promoted pieces of superior quality to editor in chief. Provided edits for clarity and brevity.
Technology Review (Information Technology Editor) 2005 – 2009
Directed coverage of topics in computer science, electrical engineering, and information technology for the website. Reported and wrote more than 350 articles for the website and magazine, commissioned freelance stories, contributed editing. Wrote two to three technology blog posts per week. Led multiple panel discussions at Technology Review’s annual innovation conference, EmTech, on topics including software-defined radio, optical computing, and women in technology. Judged ZINK Imaging’s 2009 Zero Boundaries product design competition. Appeared on CNBC’s On the Money commenting on Apple’s iPhone.
Science News (Intern) 2005
Pitched, reported, and wrote feature stories and weekly news articles on a range of science topics including climatology, social networks, and space flight.
Freelance Writer 2004 – 2005
Contributed to The Economist, New Scientist, SELF, Lawrence Journal World, Lawrence.com, Defense Transformation, Research/Penn State, and the Kansas Alumni Magazine. Wrote newsletter articles for Higuchi Biosciences Center at the University of Kansas.
The Economist (Richard Casement Intern) 2004
Wrote news articles and features for the Science and Technology section. Contributed to the Books and Arts section with a book review.
The Launch Pad (Founder and Editor) 2002 – 2004
Edited a newsletter for the University of Kansas chapter of the American Astronautical Society. Organized and managed editorial staff. Formatted and produced small monthly circulation of newsletters to students and faculty.
Invited speaker at Vanderbilt University’s Department of Physics & Astronomy (2011)
Moderated Computer History Museum event, Into the Future: Man and Machines | In Conversation with Intel CTO Justin Rattner (2009)
Invited speaker at University of Kansas Physics Colloquium (2008)
Keynote panel moderator for Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (2008)
Panel moderator at Technology Review’s Emerging Technology Conferences (2006 – 2008)
Panel moderator at the IIT Global Alumni Conference (2007)
Vanderbilt University, Lecturer, Communication of Science, Engineering, and Technology. Taught an independently-developed course in science and technology communication for undergraduates. (Fall 2001)
Tennessee Prison for Women, Creative Writing Instructor. Helped develop a creative writing curriculum and co-taught inmates in weekly classes. (Spring 2011)
University of Kansas, Physics Tutor. Conducted weekly one-on-one tutoring sessions for college-level, calculus-based introductory physics courses. (2003 – 2004)
University of Kansas, Graduate Teaching Assistant. Taught introductory physics laboratory sections, which included 15 – 20 minute background presentations to three sections of approximately 30 students each. Conducted office hours and led problem-solving sessions for individuals and groups of students. Graded lab reports and proctored exams. (2001 – 2002)
Saint Mary College, Mathematics Tutor. Conducted weekly one-on-one tutoring sessions for middle school mathematics. (2000 – 2001)
48-Hour Film Project 2008, 2009
Executive producer and co-director of “The Trade Expert” and “Thunderfingers,” official entries in the San Francisco 48-Hour Film Project. Both films screened at the Roxy Theater in SanFrancisco.
Bay Area Maker Faire 2008
Developed the concept for and led a small team to make a prototype for a fiber-optic light pipe – a passive indoor lighting system. Demonstrated the light pipe at the Bay Area Maker Faire. Project was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and on Current TV.
Amnesty International 2000 – 2001
President of Saint Mary College chapter of Amnesty International. Held monthly letter-writing meetings, led fundraisers.
Saint Mary College Volleyball 1997 – 2000
Captained the volleyball team to three seasons with record wins and conference standings.
University of Kansas 2001, 2002 – 2004
Collaborated with small team of graduate research assistants to design and build a laboratory for analysis of mid-infrared semiconductor laser and LED samples. Implemented LabView programs to coordinate laboratory equipment including Nd:YAG laser, spectrometer, oscilloscopes, boxcar integrator, and lock-in amplifier. Conducted numerous characterizations of laser and LED samples for publication. Published papers in the Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings, and Journal of Applied Physics.
Saint Mary College 2000 – 2002
Devised and implemented an independent research project to determine an energy profile of isomers of the C20 molecule via molecular simulations. Presented a poster at the Midwest Regional meeting of the American Chemical Society. Published a paper in the Journal of Computational Chemistry.
North Carolina State University 2000
Conducted research in Gerald Lucovsky’s physics laboratory as a member of a select group of students awarded a Research Experience for Undergraduates grant by the National Science Foundation. Used ellipsometer and analytical methods to determine dielectric constant of alloys of zinc and zirconium-oxide. Deposited semiconductor samples using remote plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition. Presented work at NC State physics colloquium.
T.C. McAlpine, K.R. Greene, M.R. Santilli, L.J. Olafsen, et al. Pump Wavelength Tuning of Optical Pumping Injection Cavity Lasers for Enhancing Mid-Infrared Operation, (Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 799, Boston, MA, 2003) Z4.7
T.C. McAlpine, K.R. Greene, M.R. Santilli, L.J. Olafsen, et al. Resonantly pumped optical pumping injection cavity lasers, Journal of Applied Physics, 96(9): 4751-4754 (2004)
Katherine R. Greene, Kyle A. Beran: Isomers of C20: An Energy Profile. Journal of Computational Chemistry 23(9): 38-942 (2002)
Selected Journalistic Publications:
“Mending Broken Hearts,” U.S. News & World Report, December 3, 2012.
“A Computer Interface that Takes a Load off Your Mind,” Technology Review, May 14, 2012
“Turning a Line,” The Economist, May 12, 2012
“Our Data, Ourselves,” Discover, December 8, 2011
“Three Patients, Three Operations,” U.S. News & World Report, April 19, 2011
“Companies Hope to ‘Program’ the Internet,” Technology Review, March 31, 2011
“A shapely future for circuits,” The Economist, March 10, 2011
“Smallest Computing Systems Yet,” Technology Review, February 10, 2011
“Quantum Dot Displays Start to Shine,” Technology Review, December 7, 2010
“A Camera With a Brain,” Stanford Magazine, September/October, 2010
“The Sailboat Race that Outpaces the Wind,” Gizmodo, August 23, 2010
“Dark Pulses From a Quantum-Dot Laser,” Technology Review, June 18, 2010
“An Invisible Touch for Mobile Devices,” Technology Review, May 25, 2010 http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/25380/
“The Hunt for the Perfect Screen,” Gizmodo, December 28, 2009
“Read All About it,” The Economist, December 12, 2009
“A Touch of Ingenuity,” Technology Review, September/October 2009
“Building a Bionic Eye: Peering into the future,” The Economist, September 30, 2009
“Racetrack Memory,” Technology Review, March/April 2009
“Open Up and Say Eureka,” Technology Review, November/December 2008
“Where Cell Phones Go to Die,” Technology Review, September/October 2008
“A Chinese Challenge to Intel,” Technology Review, September 2, 2008
“What Is He Doing?” Technology Review, November/December 2007
“Illuminating Silicon,” Technology Review, September/October 2007
“The Promise of Personal Supercomputers,” Technology Review, February 23, 2007
“Hyperlinking Reality via Phones,” Technology Review, November 20, 2006
“Bringing Light to Silicon,” Technology Review, September 20, 2006
“Sensors without Batteries,” Technology Review, May 5, 2006
“Mars or Bust: Science helps those with the right stuff keep their stuff right,”
Science News, November 26, 2005
“Pack Rat Piles: Rodent rubbish provides ice age thermometer,” Science News, September 24, 2005
“Aftershock: Being hit by lightning is something you’ll never forget,” New Scientist, June 25, 2005
“Better Than a Poke in the Eye,” The Economist, March 23, 2005
“About Face,” The Economist, December 4, 2004
“Weird Science,” Lawrence Journal-World, December 7, 2004
“Paradox Lost,” The Economist, July 22, 2004
“Lie Detection: Making windows into men’s souls,” The Economist, July 8, 2004
Familiarity with video and audio recording equipment and techniques. Proficient in video and editing software including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Audacity. Basic programming familiarity with HTML, LabView, C++, and PHP.
Fellowship to attend the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics new media workshop (2012)
Jamie Patrick’s Adventure Swim Contest Winner (2011)
Inducted into the Saint Mary College Hall of Fame, Volleyball (2008)
Science News Internship (2005)
Fellowship to attend Press Week sponsored by the Jackson Laboratory and Johns Hopkins (2005)
Richard Casement Internship (2004)
KU Research Assistantship (2002-2004)
KU Teaching Assistantship (2001-2002)
All-College Honors, Saint Mary College (2001)
National Science Foundation Fellow, Research experience for Undergraduates (2000)