Alison Lee Satake SPECIALIZING IN BUSINESS & SCIENCE REPORTING

Alison Lee Satake
The beginning of a new era
The beginning of a new era

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Power players
Power players

LSU Research Magazine

Garage to globe
Garage to globe

Baton Rouge Business Report The sleek contoured interior of audio engineering company PreSonus Audio Electronics resembles the designs of the recording equipment, audio mixer boards, and speakers created within these walls. And although the company moved into its new 44,000-square-foot headquarters six months ago, the new-car smell has yet to wear off. The workplace has […]

How Zooplankton Swim

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Marine biologist Karen Chan studies how microscopic animals swim in the ocean by filming and analyzing their movements. This video accompanied the publication of a research paper in the journal PLOS ONE and was featured by the National Science Foundation’s Science360 news site. How Zooplankton Swim from Alison Satake on Vimeo.

Dive to the Deepest Spot in the Ocean

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Filmmaker and explorer James Cameron tells a group of marine engineers about his historic solo-dive to the deepest part of the ocean, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. Cameron donated his one-person submersible, HOV DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as a contribution to ocean science. Dive to the […]

Cooking the books
 Cooking the books

Baton Rouge Business Report Bookkeeper Susan Fonte was responsible for maintaining the financial records, paying the bills, and opening the mail for a Mandeville real estate development firm for about five years. But between 2008 and 2010, she stole over $192,000 from the company by forging her boss’ signature on checks and depositing the funds […]

Scientists win multimillion dollar contract
Scientists win multimillion dollar contract

Cape & Plymouth Business Photos courtesy of Hydroid Radio story produced for NPR affiliate, WCAI Driven by the need to earn enough money to put their children through college, six scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute developed an underwater robot and brought it to market. “You have a bunch of people doing research, working really […]

Drive to telecommute still strong for some firms
Drive to telecommute still strong for some firms

Worcester Business Journal Illustration courtesy of New England Business Media Yahoo’s recently announced ban on telecommuting sparked shock and surprise among employers, especially since one of the pioneers of the Internet revolution seems to be turning its back on an Internet-fueled work perk. Telecommuting has indeed become part of the workplace culture in the United […]

‘Green’ recruiting
'Green' recruiting

Boston Business Journal Photo courtesy of EnerNOC Enacting real environmental sustainability is not only part of the mission of energy management company, EnerNOC, but it’s a recruitment tool that can attract selective MBA graduates. “I felt very strongly about going to a company where I could feel strongly about the mission,” said Brianna Walsh, senior […]

Flurry of winter sales
Flurry of winter sales

Cape & Plymouth Business Photos courtesy of Synergy Sports During the off season when many Cape Cod businesses slow, the outdoor activity equipment company, Synergy Sports, ramps up for its busiest time of year. The peak season for the parent company of Yukon Charlie’s brand snowshoes and other outdoor equipment and apparel runs from October […]