Editor's Letter - A New Beginning
Before I loved science, I loved reading. I was that kid who spent their recess period sitting on the swings, my head in the clouds and nose buried in a book, oblivious to my screaming classmates running circles around me. As I get older, though, I realize just how much these two passions overlapped.
Science needs words—words need science. There’s no use in making a Nobel-prize worthy discovery if you can’t communicate to other people the importance of it. As 2003 Teknos foreword author Richard M. Murray said, “science is about understanding our world and beyond.” Naturally, in understanding our world, we must have a medium to convey information and reach across linguistic, cultural, and geographical barriers.
It is for this reason we need the Scholastics and the Scientific Americans as much as we need the Natures. That’s why we at Teknos have decided to launch a scientific journalism initiative, right here on our brand new website. This is a project that our team has been planning for quite some time, and I believe it has the potential to greatly expand our audience and reach people in every corner of the community. Science is present in every aspect of our lives, and in writing these articles, I hope to explore the intersections between the vast human experience and the limitless space of science.
I wanted to write this message for many reasons. First, to welcome you to a new Teknos. This year, we’re implementing several new changes, starting with this website (go digital age!) It was about time that we began to publish our material electronically. Our staff is hard at work uploading all the papers from previous editions so that you can access it anywhere, anytime.
On that note, we need more team members to help us bring this mission to fruition. We want the graphic designers, the journalists, the writers, the artists — we want creators. If this sounds like you, then I encourage you to to become a Teknos staff member. We formally meet on Wednesday A and Friday B blocks.
Come create with us.
Lydia You, Associate Editor and Science Journalism Director