The Xylom

is creating personal stories of science and humanity

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About The Xylom

Here at The Xylom, we grow science with words.

Founded in Hong Kong and Atlanta, GA by NASW Diversity Fellow Alex Ip as a student-run nonprofit in 2018, we set out on a journey with you, the reader, to understand three questions:
  1. "How can science look more like us?"
  2. "How are science professionals shaped by what happens outside of the lab?"
  3. "How do people respond to the changing world through science?"
We do this by producing original first-person narratives, longform science features, and resources for early-career science professionals, in addition to a newsletter curating the best science stories. We pride in:
  • Our diverse contributors (>2/3 women/ non-binary; >2/3 people of color),
  • Our expertise in multimedia and data storytelling, and
  • Our capacity for multilingual content (25 countries and regions, five languages and counting).
We are proud to be featured by Cell PressGeorgia Techthe University of Georgia, and ASBMB Today, among others, in addition to winning accolades such as the Millennium Fellowship. Some of our partners include Science for GeorgiaScienceATL, and MAYE Corps.

Your Contributions on Patreon can help us invest in things like: 
  • Purchasing software and hardware
  • Creating outreach materials
  • Paying our contributors competitive honoraria
  • Funding for large journalistic projects and studies, such as our ongoing project with Knight Science [email protected] to translate the KSJ Science Editing Handbook into Chinese 
  • Covering award entrance fees

We wouldn't be here without our previous crowdfunding round on Chuffed.org and our grantors. If you are inspired to provide additional one-time donations or to learn more about our funding sources, please use our secure Donate page.

All scientists are human. Humans tell stories. The Xylom is the place for scientists to tell their stories.

Yours sincerely,
Alex and The Xylom team
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