The Xylom

is creating personal stories of scientists outside of their research
By becoming a patron of The Xylom you'll be an active participant in their creative process.

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  • A special thank-you on our website!
  • A behind-the-scenes look at what we're up to!
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  • A behind-the-scenes look at what we're up to!

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About

Here at The Xylom, scientists share personal, authentic stories outside of their research.
Our stories tackle three questions:
  1. "What do people who do science look like?"
  2. "How are scientists shaped by what happens outside of the lab?"
  3. "How do people respond to the changing world through science?"
Since 2018, we have produced an average of 2-3 original stories per month. Our contributors come from or work in 19 countries and regions and over half of them self-identify as non-male. We are proud to be featured by top-tier institutions such as Georgia Tech and UIUC, republished in leading industry publications such as ASBMB Today, in addition to winning accolades such as the Millennium Fellowship (awarded by United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network).

Most of our staff and team of contributors volunteer their time and effort because they believe in the power of humanizing scientists and giving a voice to those who are not usually heard. However, we would like to achieve more stable funding to power our day-to-day work, create steady growth, and eventually give back to the people who makes The Xylom run.

Your Contributions on Patreon can help us invest in things like: 
  • Purchasing software and hardware
  • Creating promotional materials
  • Paying our contributor competitive rates
  • Funding for large journalistic projects and studies
  • Fees for entering awards
Sounds good, eh?

We wouldn't be here without our previous fundraising round on Chuffed.org, and we ask for you to spare your two cents. We'll see you on the other side! All scientists are human. Humans tell stories. The Xylom is the place for scientists to tell their stories.

Yours sincerely,
Alex and the rest of The Xylom team
Goals
$6 of $75 per month
This would allow us to pay all running fees!
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