Lillian Steenblik Hwang

Web Producer

Lillian Steenblik Hwang is the web producer for Science News for Students. Lillian's family has a long love for Science News; a magazine she grew up reading and that covered some of her father's inventions. Her father's spiral solar cooker appeared on the cover of the March 28, 1981 issue, in a story penned by Janet Raloff. Lillian was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.  Lillian has a B.S. in biology (and a minor in chemistry) from Georgia State University and an M.S. in science journalism from Boston University. As a science journalist she has worked in a wide variety of roles in both digital and print media. Lillian loves devouring books, cooking, playing video games, knitting, trying to limit herself to a reasonable number of hobbies, and going on adventures with her husband and daughter.

All Stories by Lillian Steenblik Hwang

  1. Science & Society

    Analyze This: Most teens have been cyberbullied

    Name-calling was the most common type of six types of cyberbullying that surveyed teens reported.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Analyze This: Most teen girls don’t meet guidelines for daily exercise

    Girls trail boys in the amount of exercise they tend to get each day regardless of race.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Analyze This: A good reason to drive with an adult in the car

    Teens are much safer drivers during their “learner” stage, when there’s an adult in the car. Once they get a license and begin to drive solo, they exhibit more reckless behaviors.

  4. Earth

    Analyze This: Can you outrun these geological disasters?

    There's one geological disaster you probably can outrun, and a few others that are iffy.

  5. Environment

    Analyze This: Beauty products are big sources of urban air pollution

    In cities, a larger share of urban air pollution comes from the use of bath products, cleansers and more than does the burning of fossil fuels.

  6. Microbes

    Analyze This: These viruses are behemoths

    Scientists keep finding larger and larger viruses. Just how big can these microbes get?

  7. Brain

    Analyze This: Does moderate screen time boost teen happiness?

    Computers, smartphones and TVs are everywhere. And scientists are trying to discover whether that’s a good thing for our well-being.

  8. Environment

    Analyze This: Not all races saw equal improvements in this air pollutant

    Levels of one U.S. air pollutant, NO2, have dropped over time. But neighborhoods with predominantly non-white residents saw smaller improvements than did those that were mostly white.

  9. Climate

    Analyze This: Seasonal hurricane costs have been rising sharply

    Scientists study past hurricanes to help them predict future risks. Better predictions can help communities prepare for monster storms.

  10. Earth

    Explainer: Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons

    Hurricanes are some of the most destructive forces on the planet. Here’s how they form and why they are so dangerous.