What We Do

The Science in Society Review

The Science in Society Review (SISR) is a biannual journal published at each chapter, featuring science policy articles from across the world. The SISR studies the impact of science on society, as well as the perceptions and social influences of science. Its success derives from a uniquely interdisciplinary approach, rigorous requirements for publication, and high expectations for the journal’s literary content and visual presentation. The journal is custom to each chapter, featuring local (written by students at that chapter) articles as well as select international (written by students at other chapters) articles. This journal is the only one of its kind to combine interdisciplinary focus and international scope. It is available in print at our individual chapters, and soon in PDF format on our online archive. It is The Triple Helix’s original, and most popular, product. For more information on how to obtain a journal or the next publishing cycle, please Contact Us.

E-publishing

Our online blog, The Triple Helix Online, was founded in recognition of The Triple Helix’s responsibility to explore all potential forums of discussion for issues of science in society. This division is based on the core principles of The Triple Helix’s print journal, but through a dynamic online medium, and is now taking science journalism to the next level. Articles for the online publication range from opinion pieces to expert debates to research articles, all of which embody undergraduate scholarship in a fast-paced, professional environment. As the publication grows, it is incorporating a variety of journalistic styles, visual presentation, and social media tools. Through electronic publication, The Triple Helix hopes to expand its influence by attracting a new readership that is interested in current, provocative writing.

Science Policy

Since its inception in 2008, the science policy division has been committed to exploring the impact of science on the world. Our main mission is to advance the interest, engagement, and understanding of science by people of all ages and backgrounds. our multidisciplinary team consists of undergraduate students across the Triple Helix network and works with both the private and public sectors to develop programs that provide an arena for engagement between members of the scientific community and the general public. Our programs range from hosting town hall styled debates to casual science cafes at local establishments, and tackle a wide variety of issues ranging from the most bizarre to the under-represented, with no topic being off-limits. We strive to set the pace for the development of new opportunities to translate journalism into action, the hope being that our headway is implemented at the chapter and international level.

Podcasts

Science policy events take place at all chapters as an effort to expand The Triple Helix’s mission of increased discussion of the relationship between science and society. These events offer the interdisciplinary approach of the journal in an interactive forum, with varying atmospheres of informality and invigoration as some of the most pressing issues of science and technology are translated from print and online forums into live discussions at some of the best research institutions in the world. Many of these events are recorded as podcasts to increase accessibility and ensure maximum impact of the discussions. The Triple Helix podcast program has been very successful at the chapter level, and is an important medium for science policy discussion to be taken to the next level.

Annual Meeting

The Triple Helix holds its annual meeting every year in February or March. International and chapter leaders come from around the world to discuss current operations and future directions of The Triple Helix during this three-day conference. This is a unique opportunity to showcase chapter successes, sharpen management skills, contribute to the development of new international initiatives, and network with current and future leaders from some of the world’s top universities. Our annual meeting often includes the chance to participate in a “Science in Society” poster session, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Previous annual meetings have been hosted in Washington, D.C>., San Diego, CA, Chicago, IL, and Boston, MA.