Eye on EESI Research

Matt Carroll (photo)

December 2014

EESI is one of the nation's leading earth and environmental science research institutes, and its diverse, renowned faculty is engaged in innovative studies on some of the most compelling issues of our time.

But how do those researchers share their findings with the public and get the word out about the work they are doing? That's where Matt Carroll comes in. Matt is a writer who joined EESI in fall 2014. It's his job to write compelling and understandable stories based on the often complex research being done in EESI and to help publicize the institute.

Matt will tackle a wide range of topics being studied by EESI scientists: the impact of climate change on glaciers in the Antarctic, and by extension, rising sea levels; the importance of wetlands; effective ways to measure greenhouse gas emissions; the potential for natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale region and the best ways to assess the potential impacts on water quality; how climate change can affect wildfires; and the potential for finding other habitable planets.

"There's no shortage of fascinating stories in EESI," Matt said. "It's my passion to share important stories, and I know working with our researchers will give me to opportunity to do just that."

Prior to joining EESI, Matt worked for several years as a reporter at the Centre Daily Times, where he worked a variety of beats, covering Penn State University, municipal and county governments and crime and courts.