Mike Osborne is a science content producer at Stanford University’s Worldview. He completed his Mass Media Fellowship at KQED-QUEST, part of KQED public media in Northern California. KQED-QUEST is a multimedia project centered on science that is broadcast at several outlets across the United States.
Osborne earned his Ph.D. in paleoclimatology at Stanford University in 2014. His graduate research focused on the El Niño-Southern Oscillation or “ENSO” system—a climate pattern of oscillating oceanic warming (El Niño) and cooling (La Niña) in the tropical Pacific that can dramatically affect weather around the globe. While at Stanford, Osborne and graduate school collaborators Miles Traer and Thomas Hayden started the Generation Anthropocene podcast.
Osborne has a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Montana and a second bachelor’s degree in geological sciences from the University of Texas.
Read more about Mike on The Plainspoken Scientist:
- AGU’s 2013 Mass Media Fellow will share science on the airwaves (2013 AGU Mass Media Fellow announcement)
- Breaking news by bicycle: AGU’s Mass Media Fellow recounts chasing the news on two wheels (Mid-fellowship report)
- On the air with a paleoclimatologist (Post-fellowship report)
Read some of the stories Mike wrote during his KQED fellowship:
- California Simmers as Heat Wave Settles In
- Who Profits from Proposition 65? (Part One)
- Who Profits from Proposition 65? (Part Two)
- Can Mammalian Mothers Control the Sex of their Offspring?
- Should California’s Biggest Reservoir Be Even Bigger?
- Wildlife Officials Consider Killing Barred Owls to Save Spotted Owls
- Is Raising Shasta Dam the Best Bet for California’s Water Supply?
More from Mike:
- Mapping fantasy: The story behind the Game of Thrones geologic maps
- Mike describes his fellowship experience in the AGU Mass Media Fellowship video