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Paige Welsh

Content Writer | Graduate Student at Chapman University

Location icon United States

After studying the ocean and literature at UC Santa Cruz, I realized that I wanted to examine the world through writing. I'm currently studying fiction writing at Chapman University where I hope to integrate topics in environmentalism, ancient literature, and family dynamics into my projects.

My professional content writing experience centers on technical material in science and engineering.


Blogging and Promotional Content

Shipping Container Permitting Terminology

When it comes to permitting shipping containers, there's more than one option and a lot of acronyms. Get your building code questions answered in plain English.

Environmental DNA used to track biodiversity | Center for Ocean Solutions

By Paige Welsh Jesse Port, former Center for Ocean Solutions early career science fellow, is finding a way to identify ocean species without laying eyes on them. A bottle of sea water is laden with trace amounts of DNA sloughed off by passing organisms. Even well-camouflaged organisms leave clues in an ecosystem such as bits of scales, hair and feces that researchers can now detect with eDNA technology.

Ocean Management on the Move | Center for Ocean Solutions

By Paige Welsh Oil tankers cross the open ocean. Photocredit: Pixabay The high seas may appear uniform on the surface, but beneath the waves, currents are constantly moving nutrients, microscopic fish and invertebrate larvae, while larger species-like whales and sharks-migrate vast distances.

Emerging solution: Sustainable small scale fisheries | Center for Ocean Solutions

Moroccan Artisanal Fishing Fleet. Photo Credit: Mike Markovina, Marine Photobank. Small-scale fisheries, characterized by their smaller vessels, relatively low-tech gear and low operating costs, comprise the vast majority of fishing employment in the global supply chain and are present on coastlines around the world.

Science and Technology Reporting

The Geologist And The Case of The Scotts Valley Ruins | Santa Cruz

Aug. 19, 2014-On a tip from a local historian, UC-Santa Cruz geologist Hilde Schwartz went to Scotts Valley in 2012 to investigate a mystery. Twelve squat tubular stones sit among the trees like lumpy flat-topped bundt cakes in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Santa Cruz Tech Beat
Programming for Non-Coders - Santa Cruz Tech Beat

by Paige Welsh We trust software with everything from connecting our phone calls, to showing a heart beat on a monitor. But how many non-coders understand the life-blood that runs behind the keyboards and touch-screens? Streams of code course through our devices, but the word fragments, numbers, and brackets that write code are indecipherable to the untrained eye.

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The Gregarious Machines - Santa Cruz Tech Beat

by Paige Welsh If you've ever tried to have a conversation with your phone Joaquin-Pheonix-style, you know that Siri is a pretty frigid date. Computers really struggle with personality. Zhichoa Hu, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at UC Santa Cruz, is trying to change that.

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Gaijin Games Reborn - Santa Cruz Tech Beat

by Paige Welsh A Case of Identity Crisis Choice Provisions , formerly known as the Santa Cruz game company Gaijin Games, is exploring new frontiers in the gaming industry and outer space. Gaijin Games was known for the nostalgic arcade style of their Bit-Trip Saga games.

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Access to the Tools of Science Fiction - Santa Cruz Tech Beat

By Paige Welsh Contributor, Santa Cruz Tech Beat May 14, 2015 - Santa Cruz, CA [Editor's note: Santa Cruz Tech Beat published New makerspace opening in Santa Cruz in June.] Have you ever needed a pair of pliers to pull out a memory card from a 3-D printer, and then used that same 3-D printer to print out the pliers?

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