Kean Triple Helix

Kean Triple Helix looks at the whole scope of the field of science

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Kean Triple Helix
Kean Triple Helix sets out to inform the world about all things science.
Abigail Anne Rafael, Senior Editor

Kean Triple Helix is the Kean chapter of Triple Helix, Inc. Kean Triple Helix is dedicated to educating the Kean community in everything within the sciences and new developments happening across the globe.

Triple Helix, Inc. was first founded in 2004 by Chairman Kevin Hwang. Since then, Triple Helix, Inc. has grown to be the world's largest, completely student-run, non-profit corporation. There are over 28 existing chapters across universities around the world.

Fortunately, Kean University has tapped into this large network of dynamic intellectuals by way of creating Kean Triple Helix.

In line with their mission, Kean Triple Helix has created a blog and a podcast to share new information and ideas with the community. Since 2018, Kean Triple Helix has been updating their blog on a variety of topics within the fields of science. Some topics they've discussed include automation, climate change, Alzheimer's disease and more. Their podcast was created at around the same time, and now features 13 episodes, with new episodes in development.

"The purpose of the podcast is to extend the invitation to relay science news digitally, rather than formally writing papers," said President Evan Wilson. "It serves as another platform to engage our members to convey updates in science vocally rather than [in writing]. It provides diversity in the content we create."

Any output created by Kean Triple Helix can be viewed on their website.

Every member of Kean Triple Helix is especially passionate about sharing their love for science.

The club's full mission, located on their Cougar Link, reads, "The purpose of Kean Triple Helix is to take an interdisciplinary stance in educating students about contemporary issues regarding science as a whole. Such fields include, but are not limited to, business, ethics, law, science and society. We hope to also instill academic interest in these subjects to all students regardless of their background and beliefs. To foster critical analysis, students will communicate to the general public by practicing skills such as writing, editing, revising, and researching with professional guidance. As a whole, our organization aspires to create leaders who will be apart of a national scientific institution conveying current events and issues revolving science and its relative fields."

Current President Wilson continues the club's tradition in forwarding their ultimate mission.

"As president, I want to help others understand the value of science regardless of [their] major or background identity," said Wilson. "Science is the utmost force we need to focus on and invest in, if we all wish to thrive and live well in the near future." 

Part of their club's promise is that "All are Welcomed," which continues to be fulfilled with their current executive board.

"Everyone in the Kean Community is welcome to visit us!" said Wilson. "We extend the invitation in open arms regardless of your major or focus. Science is the forefront and we want everyone to help out in the best way possible by spreading the news that Kean Triple Helix has to offer. If a commitment can't be made, even spreading the news about us goes a long way for us!"

Kean Triple Helix meets every Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the STEM Building, Room 318. For more updates on future events check out their Cougar Link page. Interested students may also contact the club at keantriplehelix@gmail.com.


about the author

Abigail Anne Rafael, Senior Editor
rafaela@kean.edu

Abigail Anne Rafael is the Senior Editor for The Cougar’s Byte and first joined staff in January 2018. She is a communication major with a concentration in public relations. Abigail aims to inspire and motivate readers with her writing. After graduating from Kean, she hopes to work for a Catholic company to dispel mistruths about the Church.