HERE AT THE XYLOM, WE GROW SCIENCE WITH WORDS.

 

Founded in 2018 in Atlanta and Hong Kong as a student-run nonprofit, 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 scientists 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 personal essays, 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 multicultural content (25 countries and regions, five languages and counting).

As a publication with a global footprint, regional presence in the American South, and a local focus on communities influencing and impacted by science, we value your submissions and donations that enable us to be responsive and nimble.  Together, we can grow science into a space for everyone. #xforxylom

MEET THE TEAM

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ALEX IP   Editor In Chief

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Born and raised in Hong Kong, Alex is a first-generation student at Georgia Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is a National Association of Science Writers Diversity Fellow, an NPR Scicommer, and was selected to Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine's 10x10xTECH list. 

ADVISORY BOARD

WE ARE RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY.

We've been featured by top-tier institutions, republished by industry publications, and shortlisted for awards. That's because we are committed to changing the world one science story at a time.

 
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Betsy Ladyzhets is a science, health, and data journalist focused on COVID-19. She runs the COVID-19 Data Dispatch, a publication that provides news and resources on pandemic data. She's also a journalism fellow at Documenting COVID-19, a public records, data, and investigative project supported by the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and MuckRock. Her bylines include Science News, FiveThirtyEight, the COVID Tracking Project, and other outlets.

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Paola Rosa-Aquino is a Science Reporter at Insider. She has a background in astronomy and was an Environmental Justice Fellow at Grist. A native Puerto Rican fluent in Spanish, she is also the Communications Subcommittee Lead at The Uproot Project, a network of and for environmental journalists of color. Her previous bylines also include Popular Science, The New Republic, Gizmodo and Salon.

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Tyler Jones is the Program Coordinator at the Boston University SciCommers program (formerly known as NPR Scicommers.) She bridges her background in Entomology with extensive experience working with early-career science communicators and writers. She is an organizer for Black Birders Week, and her bylines appear on The Daily Beast, Tucson Audubon's Vermillon Flycatcher, and Penn State News.

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PARTNERS

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AWARDS

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#BlackinSciComm Grant

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Class of 2019

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2019 Finalist

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2019 Semifinalist

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Fall 2019 Finalist

WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD TOGETHER.

Our stories amplify marginalized voices, drive emotional impact, and spur local action. See what our audience has to say: 

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

[Editor Alex Ip] LISTENS without pushback and worked carefully and conscientiously to make my piece stronger. It doesn’t take perfection to support Black People. It takes willingness to listen & work WITH us.

Emmanuel "Mani-Jade" Garcia, Doctoral Researcher,

CUNY John Jay College for Criminal Justice

MASTHEAD

Alex Ip

Editor In Chief

alex@thexylom.com