Mary Sussman

Mary Sussman is a freelance writer who specializes in science and medical writing. She is a frequent contributor to the Shepherd Express. Her articles and blogs have been published in the Isthmus, Bay View Compass, Riverwest Currents, Oregonian, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Inside Science (American Institute of Physics) and the website of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. She has written on antibiotic resistance, epigenetics, astrophysics, urban agriculture, bees, educational gaming, violence prevention, technology and many other subjects. She received a M.A. in journalism with a specialty in science communication from UW-Madison.

Mary enjoys the rich and varied cultural offerings, people, parks and climate of Milwaukee, as well as the changeable beauty of Lake Michigan.

Urban farmers from diverse organizations and backgrounds are transforming Milwaukee. more

May 16, 2017 4:04 PM News Features 1 Comments

Except at peak times, Milwaukeeans hardly realize that they are sharing their city with millions of tourists who outnumber them 10 to one. more

Jan 16, 2018 4:52 PM News Features


Photo credit: Dennis Schroeder / NREL

When it comes to adopting widespread use of second-generation biofuels in Wisconsin, farmers are essentially ready to go, but when it comes to moving away from ethanol production, there is still fear of change. more

Dec 27, 2017 8:54 AM News Features 2 Comments

Milwaukee has made great progress in recent years on seeding high-tech start-up firms. But, while local universities deserve much of the credit for providing the city with the human material, will capital investment follow? more

Oct 31, 2017 5:14 PM News Features 2 Comments

Urban beekeeping is growing in popularity in Milwaukee, where it is fostered by several community organizations and supported by UW-Milwaukee-Extension, Marquette University and city government. more

Sep 5, 2017 4:54 PM News Features

Recently, Milwaukee has developed a 21st-century industrial identity as the “Water Capital of the World," almost overnight becoming a go-to destination for companies and countries that want to solve their water problems. more

Aug 15, 2017 4:40 PM News Features 1 Comments

Milwaukee Farmers Union is seeking ways to make urban farming more efficient, sustainable and profitable. more

Jul 11, 2017 3:15 PM Eat/Drink

A Smartphone app recently developed through collaboration between Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital and the UWM App Brewery Lab will help speed patient diagnoses in medical emergencies. more

Jul 3, 2017 11:16 AM News Features

Urban farmers from diverse organizations and backgrounds are transforming Milwaukee. more

May 16, 2017 4:04 PM News Features 1 Comments

More than 100 years ago, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational rays. Now, astrophysics working the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), which has a branch at UW-Milwaukee, have been able to detect b... more

Apr 11, 2017 4:58 PM News Features 1 Comments