Aaron Steckelberg

Washington, D.C.

Senior graphics reporter

Education: Attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Aaron Steckelberg is a senior graphics reporter at The Washington Post. He was part of a team at The Post that won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the series “2C: Beyond the Limit.” He has been at the Post since 2016, and was previously the graphics director at the San Diego Union-Tribune. Aaron began his professional career 1998 as a graphics reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, followed by stints at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Philadelphia Inquirer and Boston Globe.
Latest from Aaron Steckelberg

The underbelly of electric vehicles

Mining and processing the minerals needed to meet the growing demand for EVs can be costly for workers, local communities and the environment.

April 27, 2023

Inside the rockets that NASA and SpaceX plan to send to the moon

In the way they are manufactured, financed and designed to work, NASA’s SLS and SpaceX’s Starship represent two very different approaches.

April 15, 2023

What does ASMR do to your brain? Watch these videos and find out.

ASMR videos make some feel tingly (and others cringe). The science shows they activate several parts of the brain and may be good for your well-being.

March 31, 2023

Why daylight saving time is worse for your body than standard time

Daylight saving time gives us more light at the end of the day to enjoy spring and summer activities, but it can have a negative impact on our health.

March 9, 2023

How fake sugars sneak into foods and disrupt metabolic health

Artificial sweeteners and other sugar substitutes sweeten foods without extra calories. But studies show the ingredients can affect gut and heart health.

March 7, 2023

Follow the 600-mile front line between Ukrainian and Russian forces

Over the last year, the war has morphed from a multi-front invasion to a conflict of attrition largely concentrated along a 600-mile stretch in the east and south.

February 21, 2023

How to bike safely through the dark winter months

Buy lights, wear reflective clothing and pay attention to your tires while riding in the cold, experts say.

December 20, 2022

See how lasers led to a nuclear fusion milestone

Take a visual tour of the National Ignition Facility to see how scientists used its powerful laser array to create what amounts to a miniature star.

December 14, 2022

    In a land of cold, the architecture is tested by heat

    How British architecture has made homes vulnerable to extreme heat and cold

    November 29, 2022

    You may have hearing loss and not know it. Here’s what it sounds like.

    After a hearing test, you’ll be given a chart called an audiogram, which gives you detailed information about your hearing in both ears.

    October 28, 2022