Department of Chemistry



Prof. Lillian Chong has created the Creative Science Summer Writing Program for Undergraduates

November 21, 2017 - 3:04pm

This past summer, Prof. Lillian Chong started a creative science writing program to help undergraduates develop skills for communicating science to non-scientists. The pilot group consisted of three highly motivated chemistry majors who pursued various types of creative writing, including poetry and narrative nonfiction. 

Lillian is the founder of the online magazine called "Lab Musings" on Medium: based on their efforts.

From left to right: Marylou Gramm, Andrea Detlefsen, Andrew Warburton, Lillian Chong, Jakob Sorkness, and Jean Grace. Not pictured: George Bandik, Samuel Pittman, and Nathan Yates.


Chemistry majors who will be working in a chemistry lab this summer and who are passionate about creative writing, are encouraged to apply for this program (flyer link below). Thanks to funds from the Humanities Center and Dean's Office, six undergraduates will be selected to participate in the summer of 2018.