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3/04/2015: New Vice President Application Posted: Due 4/06/2015

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The new applications for various TTH positions can now be found on the Join page !
Please note the approaching deadline of February 5th, 2015 for most applications.

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06/25/2012: The Maroon

The Maroon's Article about TTH:

The student science publication The Triple Helix received the William J. Michel RSO Award of the Year Award, the most distinguished award given to an RSO each year, last Tuesday. The organization also received a $200 cash prize.

Second-year Katie Burkhart, chair of the Committee on Recognized Student Organizations, said The Triple Helix received 17 nominations for the award, more than any other RSO. She said that the committee is often skeptical when many students nominate one RSO in case they are members of that RSO. However, The Triple Helix nominations came from students, staff, and faculty who are not in the organization.

Ben Dauber, co-president of The Triple Helix, said that he thinks the organization reaches a broad student base.

"Our organization focuses on the intersection between science and society, which is a topic of interest for both science and non-science majors," said Dauber, a third-year.

The U of C chapter of The Triple Helix, one of 28 around the country, publishes a science journal, Scientia, which features student and faculty collaborative work and examines the connection between science and other disciplines. Student work from The Triple Helix chapters worldwide are published in an internationally-known blog, The Triple Helix Online.

Over the last year, The Triple Helix hosted a number of well-attended events, including a talk on the ethics of kidney transplants and the future of the University's new Institute for Molecular Engineering.

The RSO currently boasts 300 active members, and received 110 membership applications from students for the upcoming year, Dauber said.

In the judging process, Burkhart said the committee distinguishes between RSOs that are part of a larger organization and original start-ups on a "case-by-case basis."

"In terms of expansion, [The Triple Helix] did so much on their own. It was not done by the national chapter," Burkhart said.

Dauber said that the organization will use its cash prize to print more copies of Scientia and fund more lectures and events.

05/16/12: William J. Michel RSO of the Year

To all TTH members:

I'd like to extend my congratulations to all of you and announce that The Triple Helix has won the William J. Michel RSO of the Year Award. In the words of the award, it is "the highest honor bestowed upon an RSO, this award is presented to one exceptional RSO for its contributions to the campus community." Getting this award is only possible because of all the hard work that all of you have done this past year. It has been amazing to see your originality and dedication translated into compelling and thoughtful articles. Writing, editing, revising articles; these things aren't easy to do when it's 5th week and you have 4 midterms in 3 days, but in the end you always produce first-rate work that I believe truly furthers TTH's mission of bringing science and society together.

Remember that you are contributing to and that you're part of something really special on campus. Congratulations!


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Students that are looking to start their own business right out of school are probably going to need a high risk merchant account or domestic process to help with their business. There are online international processors, such as eMerchantBroker, that can help get your business started.

Students that live in on-campus housing are often subject to sleeping on whatever kind of mattress is in their dorm. That's why many students opt to get a certified organic mattress after they graduate. Those that sleep on an organic mattress are often more conscious of the environment and their carbon footprint.

The Triple Helix has previously consulted with Rohit Satishchandra, a third year at UChicago who currently works for a company specializing in legal analytics.