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News Archive / Author: Lauren Lyons

Lauren Lyons recently completed her Masters degree in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where she studied Science and Technology Policy, and wrote her capstone exercise on reframing NASA's public engagement challenge using Adaptive Leadership frameworks. She is also graduate of Princeton University, where she earned her bachelors degree in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, a certificate/minor in Engineering Biology, and spent three summers as an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory working on the Mars Exploration Rovers and MSL-Curiosity missions. In short? Laurel knows of which she writes. Lauren currently works as a science communicator and writer where she helps organizations make their stories and discoveries more accessible to the general public; she researches Space exploration public outreach with the purpose of driving civic action; she trains scientists and engineers to become better technical communicators and public speakers; and she is a member of the United Nation's Space Generation Advisory Council.

Articles By Lauren Lyons

  • Commentary: 5 Ways Outer Space Taught Us About Earth in 2013

    January 1st, 2014

    Another year of the Internet has come to a close, which can only mean one thing: time for more lists! The science magazines will undoubtedly create exciting top 10’s of the most awesome things to happen in space in 2013. But some of the stories that most need telling are not the big-ticket tales of […]

  • ‘Gravity,’ China and the end of American Exceptionalism in outer space

    October 19th, 2013

    By now, you have already seen the new space thriller,¬†Gravity. If not, get up right now, go see it, then come back to this¬†(spoilers ahead). You may herald the tension as the astronauts dodge terrifying high-speed space debris, or praise its scientific accuracy (or inaccuracy). But there is another more subtle theme to appreciate: the […]