Kathiann Kowalski

Freelance Writer

Kathiann Kowalski loves talking with scientists and engineers about their work and why it matters. And she loves getting into the field — whether that’s at a lab, in a research forest, at a drilling site or on a research boat. She has written more than 700 articles, plus 25 books for young people. “There’s always something new happening — and something new to learn,” she says.

 

Kathi graduated from Hofstra University in New York and got her law degree from Harvard Law School in Massachusetts. She previously practiced environmental law with a large firm. Kathi enjoys hiking, sewing, reading and travel.

All Stories by Kathiann Kowalski

  1. Health & Medicine

    Explainer: Vaccines are not linked to autism

    Some parents say no to children’s vaccines because they worry immunizations could cause autism. But science has looked again and again and still finds no causal tie.

  2. Science & Society

    Students strike to spur adults into climate action

    Students worldwide are demanding action on climate change. Coordinated school strikes were slated to take place around the world on March 15.

  3. Science & Society

    School bullying has risen in areas that supported Trump

    Bullying rose in areas that favored Republican Donald Trump in the 2016 election for U.S. president. The new findings come from surveys of Virginia middle school students.

  4. Tech

    This grid moves energy, but not always reliably

    The grid that brings you electricity faces a host of threats. Engineers are at work to make it more reliable and nimble.

  5. Tech

    Explainer: What is the electric grid?

    Most of us get electricity through a huge system of power lines and equipment that together are known as the electric grid. Here’s how it works.

  6. Oceans

    Climate change makes seas rise faster and faster

    Climate change is boosting the average rate of global sea level rise. Steps can limit the worst impacts and help people adapt. But time to act is running short.

  7. Science & Society

    Building resilience to climate’s emerging impacts

    The growing field of resilience science studies how communities and habitats can bounce back from stress and disruptions.

  8. Archaeology

    Rising seas threaten thousands of world cultural sites

    Sea level rise threatens many thousands of cultural and archeological sites around the world.

  9. Computing

    This printer makes ‘visual’ aids for people with sight problems

    A physicist’s vision loss was the inspiration to develop new printers. They create touch-to-read maps, charts and graphs. Some can even talk to blind users.

  10. Science & Society

    Teens and tweens sue United States over climate change

    Children brought a lawsuit over climate change. It claims the government’s actions on fossil fuels deprived young people of basic rights. Science is key to the claims.