The CommKit is a collection of guides to successful scientific communication, written by MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering Communication Fellows.
Our goal in creating this resource is to share how we, as graduate students and postdocs, think about conveying technical information in written, oral, and visual formats to a range of audiences. The CommKit is a complement to our peer-to-peer coaching within MIT’s School of Engineering.
Each guide is a short, self-contained discussion about how you can craft a successful document or presentation. To help translate theory into practice, we include annotated real-world examples like published papers and application materials from successful fellowship applications.
To find CommKits in other scientific/engineering disciplines, click here.
- Graduate School Personal Statement
- NSF Fellowship Personal Statement
- NSF Fellowship Research Proposal
- Cover Letter: For a Faculty Position
- Cover Letter: General
- Elevator Pitch
- Professional Bio
- Introduction to Policy Communication
- Policy Elevator Pitch
- Policy Memo
- Policy Presentation
- Congressional Hill Meeting
- Letter of Support
- Public Comment on Pending Regulation