The Triple Helix at Georgetown University

The Triple Helix at Georgetown University Science Policy Journalism The Triple Helix, Inc. is an international non-profit (IRS 501c3), non-partisan organization with 25 chapters involving over five hundred students from renowned universities and high schools worldwide.

Together, these students form a global society capable of producing some of the world’s future leaders in science, business, policy, ethics, and law. As a pioneering student-run forum of interdisciplinary discussion, The Triple Helix seeks to unite students of diverse intellectual interests through its dynamic forums.

Together, these students form a global society capable of producing some of the world’s future leaders in science, business, policy, ethics, and law. As a pioneering student-run forum of interdisciplinary discussion, The Triple Helix seeks to unite students of diverse intellectual interests through its dynamic forums.

Hello Hoyas!Interested in the intersection between science and society? Want to have your ideas and researched published...
01/30/2018

Hello Hoyas!

Interested in the intersection between science and society? Want to have your ideas and researched published? Want to plan and attend awesome science-themed events?

Come by the Triple Helix first General Body Meeting this Thursday at 8pm in ICC 202 to find out how you can get involved!

Hello Hoyas! Our upcoming event "An Evening with Vinton Cerf" (co-hosted with The National Science and Technology Medals...
03/23/2017

Hello Hoyas!

Our upcoming event "An Evening with Vinton Cerf" (co-hosted with The National Science and Technology Medals Foundation and STEMME) is sold out, but it will be broadcasting on Facebook Live.

Like the NSTMF page to get a notification when the event goes live on Monday, March 27th at 6PM for #AnEveningWithVint!

Dear Hoyas,In light of the communication crackdowns on key federal science agencies, we urge you to STAND UP for science...
01/27/2017
Scientific American

Dear Hoyas,

In light of the communication crackdowns on key federal science agencies, we urge you to STAND UP for science journalism and evidence-based policymaking.

More than ever, we must ensure that scientific truth does not fall on deaf years merely because it is not communicated with the public audience in mind.

Whether you want to improve your writing or need a platform for your ideas/research, The Triple Helix is taking new writers, editors, and bloggers at any time of the year.

First meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 31st in ICC 119. ALL are welcome.

Scientists across the country are increasingly interested in communicating directly with the public, media and elected officials in the wake of President Trump's inauguration.

Ever wonder what keeps Elon Musk up at night? The answer: artificial intelligence as the downfall of humanity Join exper...
12/04/2016

Ever wonder what keeps Elon Musk up at night?
The answer: artificial intelligence as the downfall of humanity

Join experts from IBM, DARPA, MIT, Google, and other cutting-edge institutions for a workshop exploring the economic, legal, and regulatory issues in AI and robotics.

When: Monday, Dec. 12th (8:30AM - 5:30PM)
Where: National Academies of Sciences (NAS) Building, Room 125

To view agenda and RSVP: goo.gl/Pb4QzJ

What is it that makes us all uniquely human, yet uniquely different? Check out Angela Wong's blog post to learn about ho...
11/04/2016
Genomic Diversity—Jumping Genes in the Brain

What is it that makes us all uniquely human, yet uniquely different? Check out Angela Wong's blog post to learn about how the phenomenon of "jumping genes" simultaneously unites and defines us.

http://tthgeorgetown.weebly.com/blog/genomic-diversity-jumping-genes-in-the-brain

Recent discoveries may help shed light on what makes us all unique, and why even identical twins can be so unlike (Salk, 2016). These findings have large implications on not only what distinguishes...

Join The Atlantic's very own Ed Yong as he takes us on a tour of the terrifying, the crazy, and the beautiful. A humorou...
09/27/2016

Join The Atlantic's very own Ed Yong as he takes us on a tour of the terrifying, the crazy, and the beautiful. A humorously witty and award-winning science writer, Ed will explore the unexpected (and often freaky) ways in which microbes shape our lives and a grander view of what makes us "human." This talk is based on his new best-selling book, I Contain Multitudes.

Disclaimer: Prepare to be mind-blown.

Date: October 4th, 5:30-7:30PM reception to follow
Location: AAAS Auditorium,1200 New York Avenue, NW Washington D.C.
(Part of the Annual AAAS-Hitachi Lecture on Science and Society)

Register by Oct. 3rd: https://www.cvent.com/c/express/2bf0156d-c0e2-4f7e-b048-6fa95f24fba1

This year, the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has included gene editing in his annual Worldwide Threat ...
09/23/2016

This year, the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has included gene editing in his annual Worldwide Threat Assessment, adding it to the list of threats posed by weapons of mass destruction and proliferation. But what exactly is gene editing and how does it threaten national security?

Join The Atlantic Council's Strategic Foresight Initiative for a discussion panel of four leading medical experts to help answer these questions. This discussion will focus on the revolutionary CRISPR gene-editing technique that has lowered the barrier to entry for gene editing, enabling scientific breakthroughs at low costs while also opening the door for possible misuse by bad actors.

Location: 1030 15th ST NW, 12th Floor Washington, DC
RSVP: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/registration/a08i0000027xGT9AAM

05/23/2016
The Role of Science Diplomacy in International Crises: Syria as a Case Study | AAAS

Hello Hoyas! For those of you who are still in DC and are interested in science diplomacy and/or the crisis in Syria, please join us for a free day-long symposium hosted by the AAAS:

"The Role of Science Diplomacy in International Crises: Syria as a Case Study".

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
8:00 am - 5:30 pm, reception to follow
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC

Register and see the full agenda at: http://aaaspolicyfellowships.org/event/role-science-diplomacy-international-crises

#scienceforSyria

Seating is self-selected. If you wish, select a table based on one of our session themes to spur discussion or create your own theme using the provided markers and cards

Our end-of-the-year publication is here! Read about what your fellow hoyas have to say about the human potential for imm...
05/07/2016

Our end-of-the-year publication is here! Read about what your fellow hoyas have to say about the human potential for immortality, a mathematical approach to alien life, human rights violations concerning malaria, and much more.

Come pick up a copy at our distribution table outside of Uncommon Grounds (until 2:30pm), or in the racks around campus. We hope you enjoy our perspectives on the exciting intersections of science and society and remember to never stop questioning!

Whenever a catchy beat comes on, we all have an impulse to dance. So what is it that makes us so naturally inclined to m...
04/22/2016
Music on the Mind: Is There a “Musical Cortex” in the Brain?

Whenever a catchy beat comes on, we all have an impulse to dance. So what is it that makes us so naturally inclined to music? Check out Marissa Stepler's article below:
http://tthgeorgetown.weebly.com/blog/music-on-the-mind-is-there-a-musical-cortex-in-the-brain

Most of us listen to music frequently in our lives: on the radio, at concerts, and even in coffee shops. Although music has a much richer sound than the spoken word, it has always been thought to...

With Earth Day approaching and the ever-increasing threat of climate change upon us, sometimes it is important to view t...
04/22/2016
Look at the Paper. Do You See the Cloud? 

With Earth Day approaching and the ever-increasing threat of climate change upon us, sometimes it is important to view the world's issues in a new context. Check out Amy Meng's article for more:

http://tthgeorgetown.weebly.com/blog/-look-at-the-paper-do-you-see-the-cloud

Hold up a piece of paper. What do you see? If you are a Buddhist Zen master, you will clearly see that there is a cloud floating in the sheet of paper. Without the cloud, there is no rain; without...

Attention Georgetown!The annual NASA International Space Apps Challenge is upon us. ISAC is one of the world's largest h...
04/05/2016
nasa-space-apps-dmv

Attention Georgetown!

The annual NASA International Space Apps Challenge is upon us.
ISAC is one of the world's largest hackathons with over 200 cities participating (and counting!), and this is the first time the DC-Metro area will participate as a host city.

In 48 hours, help create solutions that have the potential to impact real challenges NASA is facing. We need artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, developers, data analysts, designers, students, teachers, hackers - anyone with a passion for innovation.

FB page: Space Apps Challenge DMV
Website: http://www.spaceappsdmv.com
Official NASA site: 2016.spaceappschallenge.org

Location: April 23-24 at TechShop DC in Arlington, VA.
The event is free, and you will be fed and caffeinated! Hope to see you there!

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Interested in learning more about what we've been up to this semester? Thinking about getting involved on the board? Com...
12/09/2015
Blog

Interested in learning more about what we've been up to this semester? Thinking about getting involved on the board? Come out to learn more and enjoy some wings with us tomorrow night at 7PM in 209B. Till then, enjoy the blogs our writers have been working on: http://tthgeorgetown.weebly.com/blog

 Sana Charania Triple Helix Associate Editor Growing up, I remember my parents forcing me to drink a tall glass of milk twice a day. Since milk is rich in calcium, for them “got milk”...

09/15/2015

We have our first general body meeting tonight in Reiss 262! If you're interested in writing, editing, or pizza, come join us!!!!

01/13/2015

Hey TTH!
Interested in writing or editing with us this semester? Tomorrow we're going to kick off a phenomenal spring semester with a meeting for all current and interested writers and editors! Join us at 8 PM, Tuesday Jan 13th, in Reiss 264!

11/21/2014
Blog

Hi Triple Helix friends! We've officially launched our blog! Come check out how you can sleep strategically and how the Australian government is planning on saving the Great Barrier Reef, and stay tuned for more posts!

http://tthgeorgetown.weebly.com/blog

Ali Galezo Triple Helix Associate Editor The Australian government ’ s proposal to preserve the Great Barrier Reef, the “ Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan, ” has been labeled as “...

10/15/2014

This is a reminder that the science cafe with professor Stohr is happening tomorrow at 4 PM! We'll see you there!

Love thinking about questions like "can people use Facebook to find kidneys?" or "are oysters the answer to sustainable ...
09/19/2014
The Triple Helix Online

Love thinking about questions like "can people use Facebook to find kidneys?" or "are oysters the answer to sustainable farming?"? If you do, consider writing for The Triple Helix! We're an interdisciplinary journal focusing on science and society, and we want to hear your unique view on how they intersect. Abstracts (a ~200 word summary of your article) are due THIS SUNDAY, September 21st, at 11:59 PM to [email protected]. For sample articles, check out our online publication at http://triplehelixblog.com.

Explorations in Science, Society and Law

Epub!
03/27/2014
The Hidden Killers | Triple Helix Online

Epub!

Cosmetics not only alter our appearance, but also affect our physical health. Every day, millions of Americans unwittingly expose themselves to harmful ingredients like formaldehyde when using common cosmetic products. Many believe the promises of beauty on the packaging, unaware of the negative sho...

Spring 2013 TTH Launch Party
04/17/2013

Spring 2013 TTH Launch Party

TTH Executive Board members have been working extremely hard for the past two semesters to put on weekly events, monthly...
04/15/2013

TTH Executive Board members have been working extremely hard for the past two semesters to put on weekly events, monthly events, and a comprehensive, international annual journal. Congrats to Matt Kornfield and Meghan Anand (not pictured), our incoming President and Editor-in-Chief!

(Pictured from the current Board:
President - Sandy Varatharajah
EiC - Matt Kornfield
Financial Director - Ankur Gramopadhye
Communications Director - Neil Sood
Secretary - Sunny Parmar)

Writer Feature #2: Dan Healy speaks about his entry in this year's TTH print journal.
04/12/2013

Writer Feature #2: Dan Healy speaks about his entry in this year's TTH print journal.

Writer Feature #1: Viggy Parr speaks about her entry in this year's TTH print journal. Come to our Spring Launch Party t...
04/11/2013

Writer Feature #1: Viggy Parr speaks about her entry in this year's TTH print journal. Come to our Spring Launch Party to hear more on our organization, the writers involved, our programming, and Dr. Charles Weiss on the geopolitics of fracking!

Come the the 4th floor lounge of Regents today at 5PM to discuss global health with Dr. Jesse Bump! Free coffee and cook...
04/09/2013

Come the the 4th floor lounge of Regents today at 5PM to discuss global health with Dr. Jesse Bump! Free coffee and cookies to be provided - see you there!

Confused as to what or where our weekly series is? Here's Dr. Patten's Eugenics discussion held just a few weeks ago.

Sustainable agriculture can be achieved with just a few simple strategies that can be easily implemented. Alex Styer of ...
04/01/2013
A Greener Revolution for a Sustainable Future | Triple Helix Online

Sustainable agriculture can be achieved with just a few simple strategies that can be easily implemented. Alex Styer of Georgetown University has the details.

Achieving sustainable agriculture will mean moving past the techniques handed down by the Green Revolution, starting with a few simple strategies that can be easily implemented.

Colleen Wood of Georgetown University looks at the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and the environmental implications o...
03/29/2013
When Scorched Earth Meets Oil Reserves | Triple Helix Online

Colleen Wood of Georgetown University looks at the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and the environmental implications of the use of oil as a weapon, in every sense of the word.

When Scorched Earth Meets Oil Reserves looks at the environmental implications of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990.

03/13/2013
Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, and Cyberwar » The Morality of Cyberwar

Come to our discussion today at 4pm, Regents 4th floor lounge!
"The most obvious way in which cyberwar affects war morality is through the definition of aggression."
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/shannonlytle/2012/12/18/the-morality-of-cyberwar/

As technology develops and sophisticates at an exponential rate, the threat of cyberwar becomes increasingly imminent. Governments already have commissioned for the creation of viruses and worms to infiltrate the infrastructure and information systems of other countries. One can imagine a future in...

Timeline Photos
03/12/2013

Timeline Photos

Can social media serve a role in spurring organ donors?
02/24/2013
Can Facebook Help You Find a Kidney? | Triple Helix Online

Can social media serve a role in spurring organ donors?

The lack of organ donations is a crisis in the US; this article investigates the role social media (Facebook) can play in increasing transplant donation and saving lives, and its shortfalls.

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02/18/2013

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