Hi, my name is Ken Kurtulik. I’m graduating from Rutgers University in May of 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism Media Studies. I currently enjoy writing science news for the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, and previously enjoyed writing for the news desk at the Daily Targum.
I love writing about my passions which include technology, automobiles and science. My interest in technology began with computers. When I was 14 years old, I built my first desktop tower one piece at a time. When I bought my first car, caring for it turned into a passion overnight. My new found car hobby immediately adopted my aptitude for tinkering with electronics. I quickly set to work replacing tiny light bulbs and repairing broken solder in my old car. My greatest accomplishment was replacing and rewiring the entire center console to accommodate a navigation dashboard. My passion for science developed from a boyhood fascination with space travel. Ron Howard’s “Apollo 13” sparked an interest in documentaries and kick-started my interest in hard science-fiction. Today, I consume as much science news as I can and regularly listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Startalk Radio.” Reporting science news at Rutgers is a real pleasure. I have a great reverence for the scientists that push research forward and enjoy distilling the information for broad consumption.
I’m hardworking, analytical, and am motivated by learning. That’s why I love journalism; it feeds my appetite for continuous learning. To learn more about me, visit my LinkedIn page or send me a message through my contact page.