MIT Comm Lab Spotlight: Engineers, Express Yourselves

The MIT School of Engineering Communication Lab, which turned 10 in 2023, helps students translate their work for broader impact.

For a decade, the MIT School of Engineering Communication Lab, which originated in the Department of Biological Engineering and has grown to encompass the school, has empowered students to refine, communicate, and demystify their discoveries for the public. “You could be doing the most interesting science in the world, but if you’re unable to explain it in a compelling way, nobody is going to know,” says Diana Chien PhD ’16, the lab’s longtime manager.

This spotlight appeared in the Fall 2023 issue of Spectrum, which highlighted mentorship across the institution.

Other articles from the Fall 2023 issue of Spectrum include:

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow