The Helyx Initiative was founded in 2019 by Andrew Gao, who is passionate about scientific research. In addition to organizing our own events, we have donated hundreds of dollars and supplies to organizations including the Fleet Science Center, Sally Ride Science, Ocean Discovery Institute, the Salk Institute, the San Diego Natural History Museum, the GSDSEF, and the Summer Science Program.
Executive team members (left to right): Sarah Gao, Joanne Lee, Chris Jung, Sid Udata, Andrew Gao, Yash Gupta, Mason Holmes, and William Kang.
Andrew Gao: Founder and Executive Director
Sarah Gao: Director of Events
Joanne Lee: Editor in Chief
Chris Jung: Chief Administrative Officer
Sid Udata: Chief Marketing Officer
Yash Gupta: Chief Technological Officer
Mason Holmes: Chief Education Development Officer
William Kang: Chief Information Officer
With our free webinars from industry experts, courses on Udemy, hackathons, and much more, we strive to make sure that everyone has access to equal educational opportunities.
With over 400 educational posts, whether it be blog articles or COVID-19 information, Helyx has reached thousands of users to promote widespread access to an amplitude of information.
From our free bioinformatics hackathons to the annual International Youth Research Summit, we provide a space for you to be recognized for your development and interact with other engaged youth.
From our various fundraising efforts, we are able to support our branches worldwide in their endeavors to spread our mission with funding of materials and more, such as a recent donation of microscopes and lab supplies