The mission of the AeroAstro Communication Lab is to empower students and postdocs to become confident and effective communicators.

By offering field-specific support in written, oral, and visual communication, we help members of the AeroAstro community build the skills necessary to help spread knowledge, advocate for innovative research, and educate the public.

The AeroAstro Communication Lab launched in 2022, modeled after the successful Communication Labs throughout the School of Engineering and at the Broad Institute. The AeroAstro Communication Lab offers coaching and resources for engineers, by engineers. It uses a peer-coaching model, in which specially selected AeroAstro graduate students and postdocs are trained to become exceptional communication coaches: the Communication Fellows. The Fellows work one-on-one with AeroAstro clients, providing guidance for the effective creation of all forms of technical communication. These include journal papers, conference presentations, lab reports, research posters, theses, and job applications.

We welcome collaborations and suggestions.

The Communication Fellows and staff are partnering closely with AeroAstro leadership and student groups to develop strategy on how best to support the AeroAstro community in learning key writing, speaking, and visual design skills. The team looks forward to hearing from all AeroAstro members on how to be most useful to the department. If you have a workshop idea or have a group of students who want support on a topic, please contact the AeroAstro Communication Lab manager.