The Sponge

Since 2010, The Sponge has been soaking up and showcasing the diverse creative interests of the science and engineering community at the University of Utah. We believe that art and writing are an essential part of the human experience, even for technical people like ourselves. So, we provide a platform for students to share everything from poems to scientific reviews, short stories to opinion articles, photography to cartoons, all by science and engineering students at the U, and publish everything online here and in print twice per year with funding from the University of Utah Student Media Council.

The Sponge welcomes new staff writers and editors. If you are a science, engineering, or mathematics undergraduate, graduate student, or professor with an interest in writing, editing, or developing layout for a literary publication, join The Sponge today. You can join us as an Editor or Staff Writer, participate in our semesterly sponsored cash prize contests, or just email us submissions by sending them to along with your name and degree program, unless you would prefer to remain anonymous. Joining The Sponge staff requires a low time commitment (about 5 hours a semester), is a great way to boost your resume, and will help to connect you to the science community at the University of Utah. Join today by contacting us at

We are currently looking for submissions for our upcoming 2016 Fall issue. The submission deadline is October 21st. Please email submissions to If you are interested in helping with the editing process email Lane Mulvey at

Lane Mulvey                               
Editor in Chief