September 8, 2022 What is a science communicator? Diana Chien, senior program manager at the MIT School of Engineering Communication Lab, talked to ASBMB Today about being a science communicator, her career path and the abstract pyramid. Read the interview here.
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May 9, 2022 The 2nd Annual Research Slam featured three-minute talks on cutting-edge research from across MIT in an engaging public showcase and competition. Can you tell the story of a complex research project in only three minutes? Could a presentation emerge from extreme time compression transformed like a diamond from coal? The MIT Research Slam Public Showcase […]
February 15, 2022 The Center for Advancing Research Impacts in Society (ARIS) is pleased to announce Jacqueline Goldstein, MIT Communication Lab, is a fellowship award recipient. As ARIS Fellows, Goldstein and Dione Rossiter, Executive Director, Science, University of California Berkeley, will work together on their project: The Integration of Inclusive SciComm Principles and Practice into Research Impacts The […]
February 15, 2022 Looking to build your research communication skills? Excited to compete for hundreds of dollars in prizes? Participate in MIT’s 2nd Annual Research Slam and Three Minute Thesis (3MTTM) competition! Spread the word to friends and labmates! Perks of participating Hundreds of dollars in prizes! Winner gets $600. Runner-up gets $300. Audience-choice award of $300 We […]
April 6, 2021 Walking into MIT can feel like entering a foreign country—one with a number for every building and an unwieldy acronym for every organization. Deeper conversations are even more opaque, as fields and subfields command their own complex scientific argot. But if the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that bridging the gap between scientists […]
March 16, 2021 If you’re eager to craft innovative, peer-to-peer science communication resources for your own institution, in the company of passionate students and educators, join us for the 2021 Summer Institute! This July, we welcome scicomm trainers from near and far to join us and learn about the Communication Lab’s educational and organizational model. Our Summer Institutes […]
December 7, 2020 IAP Workshop Series: Fundamentals of Communicating with the Public Being able to communicate your research compellingly to a variety of audiences is a crucial skill for scientists and engineers and an invaluable tool for building public trust and engagement. In this 5-session workshop series, participants will learn and practice strategies for effectively communicating research to […]
November 12, 2020 Get help with your graduate school & fellowship applications: to check out all of our grad app resources in one place, click here.
July 17, 2020 Demarcating science in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis By Maria Eugenia Inda, EECS Communication Fellow It matters enormously if I alienate anyone from the truth. — C. S. Lewis In 2020, life was crushed by an invisible enemy that stopped everything… or rather, almost everything, since people’s fears, worries, and questions have only […]
June 11, 2020 Our Communication Lab teams are always thinking about new communication skills and scenarios that we can help to demystify and support. To find a curated collection of our newest resources, click here.