What is the Pennsylvania Triangle?
Triangle is a student-run science and technology publication of the
School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of
Pennsylvania. The Triangle has been around since 1899, making
us the oldest continuously-published periodical at Penn. We're
convinced that if you have the slightest interest in anything to do
with science or technology, you'll find something that fascinates you
“The Triangle” originally stood for science, engineering, and
architecture – the three main arms of the engineering school in the
early 1900s, and has gone through as many names, from starting off as
being the journal of the Whitney Society (1899), to the Towne
Scientific Journal (1913), to its current name, the Pennsylvania
Triangle (1924). Obviously, engineering and the nature of science
and technology have changed since 1899, and so have we.
How have we changed?
In the past, the Triangle has somewhat limited both its staff
and audience to SEAS students. Currently, Triangle
magazines are written by students from three main groups, including
engineers, scientists, and anyone else interested in science and
technology. We’d love to have you join us even if you’re not in SEAS.
We’re also expanding our intended audience from just engineering
students to three main groups: students, faculty, and the outside
community (alumni, visitors, prospective students, etc.). The issues we
address will not be limited to SEAS or even Penn topics but also
interesting events and news that happen outside our campus.
Examples of topics in articles that have been written or are in the development stage
- An exposition on the relationship between science and religion
- The nature of stem cell research
- The politics of science/technology
- Biographies of famous scientists
- Profiles of the technology used
in museums and stadiums
Whether you’re a professor, a student, an alumnus, or anyone who's interested in reading about science and technology that Penn students research, the
Pennsylvania Triangle is a wonderful resource of information.