Laura Mast, Science Writer

April 1, 2019

Alternatively titled: why every PhD student should attend this workshop or at least learn about how science gets made, from a federal budget perspective.

Attending this workshop was really incredibly- we learned a lot, heard from some incredible speakers, practiced the...

March 22, 2019

Determining the measure of a great scientist is a challenge. Is it an enormous contribution to science, noted by awards and distinctions? Publications in peer reviewed journals or keynotes at conferences? Serving as an expert to governments, effecting change on nationa...

January 8, 2019

Mixing it up a bit! I wrote a piece for the Georgia Tech College of Sciences to help them kick off the year of the periodic table- happy 2019, everyone!

Georgia Tech has a ~fantastic~ lineup of events this year, and I'm thrilled to have gotten a sneak peak as well as to...

December 6, 2018

Real talk, I adored this book by author and journalist Andrew Revkin and his environmental educator and wife, Lisa Mechaley! It's full of delightful stories- I can't imagine having to choose only  100 examples of significant weather from the beginning of our planet til...

October 30, 2018

Phosphorus is essential for life, but there is such thing as too much of a good thing. In excess, phosphorus can cause algal blooms, creating dead zones in bodies of water. How do we prevent phosphorus from entering water systems? Katrina Macintosh and her team did a c...

October 5, 2018

My latest for the Massive Science Consortium, on the rare earth elements shortage and the strange places researchers are trying to find them. Read more here

June 7, 2018

Washing fruits and vegetables before eating is standard practice- a good scrub removes dirt as well as bacteria that can make us sick. However, there’s more to this story- researchers at Georgia Tech found cancer-causing compounds inside the produce, as a result of ind...

May 30, 2018

The annual report! It's finally done! Gosh, I feel like I've labored on this a long time.

Serving as the lead organizer for ComSciCon-Atlanta 2018 has been the highlight of my year; there are so many critical skills required to make the workshop go smoothly that aren't...

May 16, 2018

Can science find solutions where policy lags before the damage deepens?

Read my first (!) piece for the Massive Science Consortium here:

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April 16, 2018

How the nanomaterials in your sunscreen (and other consumer goods) build superbugs, according to research published Nankai University in April 2018. It's a wild world out there, folks.

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