Judy Steininger

Writer, Scientist

Judy Steininger is a Professor Emerita at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where she teaches chemistry and literature classes, and leads the Great Books Dinner and Discussion Series. She won a 2006 Milwaukee Press Club award for Best Magazine Feature Story. Steininger has served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, and describes herself as a never-say-quit golfer.

Health & Science
2:18 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

ESSAY: Mixing Methane and International Politics Is a Gas, Gas, Gas

A methane pipe
Credit London Permaculture/Flickr

Lake Effect's Judy Steininger says it's something considerably lighter than its military weight that Russia may soon start throwing around.

Could a molecule composed of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms ignite Armageddon?

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Essay
10:24 am
Sun May 12, 2013

Essay: Mother's Day From a Scientific Perspective

Yvonne Brill - mom and chemist, or chemist and mom?
Credit White House photo via Wiki Commons

A provocative obituary ran in the New York Times on March 30, 2013. It began as follows: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children.”

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Health & Science
5:09 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

One Man's Meat is Another Man's Poison

Ground Beef

Many of us are rightfully concerned about the safety of what we eat and what might be added to foods along the processing chain from farm to table. But Lake Effect essayist Judy Steininger says a knowing a little basic chemistry might help ease some of our concerns.

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