Writing, speaking, and visual design for engineers—by engineers.

A peer-to-peer scientific communication resource for graduate students.

Department Comm Labs

The Communication Lab is a discipline-specific peer-coaching program for MIT’s School of Engineering that helps graduate students with their scientific writing, speaking, and visual design.

By hiring and training graduate students and post-docs as Communication Fellows, the Communication Lab offers individual coaching, targeted workshops, and a spectrum of initiatives to support engineers as they learn key transferable communication skills that will help them achieve their career goals.

We invite MIT’s School of Engineering graduate students to find their department’s Communication Lab website and:

  • make an appointment with a Communication Fellow at any point in the writing process
  • use our CommKit: a collection of quick tips and annotated examples for scientific communication tasks.

While we are not able to support students from other institutions with individual coaching appointments, we encourage the use of our online CommKit, which is open and available to all.