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Talk science to me: EECS Comm Lab in the MIT News

In the spring of 2015, graduate students communicated a clear message to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS): They needed help communicating. Specifically, they wanted to give better pitches for research and startup ideas and make presentations that wowed their colleagues and senior scientists. They also wanted to impress recruiters, who saw plenty of candidates with technical […]
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Communication Lab to hold its first Summer Institute

Over the last several months, many institutions have begun asking us to share our Communication Lab model because they are gearing up to launch new initiatives to help engineers and scientists learn to communicate effectively. It is so exciting to us that other colleges and universities are experimenting. While we began thinking about the right […]
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EECS Communication Advisor Spotlight: Alex Hanson

Alex is a third-year PhD student in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), and a Communication Advisor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Why did you become a Communication Advisor? I became a Communication Advisor on the belief that soft skills (e.g., communication) serve as brokers for good ideas to the benefit […]
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BE Communication Fellow Alumni Spotlight: Jen Wilson

Jen Wilson was one of the founding cohort of BE Communication Fellows, who joined when the Lab was established in 2013. She was a BE PhD student in Doug Lauffenburger’s lab, working collaboratively with Profs. Ernest Fraenkel and Mike Hemann on network approaches for functional genomic screens in cancer. Jen graduated with her PhD in […]

Sandbox Innovation to Launch Fellows Program

MIT Sandbox Innovation is seeking approximately 15 graduate students and post-docs to serve as Sandbox Fellows for 2016-7. Sandbox Fellows will be paid to receive training and support the Sandbox Program recipient teams. The Sandbox Program will be supported by the Communication Lab and the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT, along with many […]

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