Upcoming Events


January (IAP): Training series

  • TED-Style Talks
  • Scientific Figures (co-hosted with Mech-E)
  • Careers in Science Journalism
  • Elevator Pitch


Suggested events (not organized by ComMIT)

Add to Calendar Jan/23 Wed 03:00PM-05:00PM E17-136

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/23
Limited to 30 participants

This workshop, developed by the Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication Program (WRAP), will provide conceptual lessons and hands-on practice in communicating scientific research to a general audience. An in-depth exploration of strategies for making complex information accessible and memorable, without compromising accuracy, will be followed by exercises for developing clear and vivid explanations of data and concepts, and telling compelling research stories.  Space is limited to 30.

Sponsor(s): Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication
Contact: WRAP, E18-228a, 617-253-3039, wrap@mit.edu


Add to Calendar Jan/08 Tue 10:00AM-11:15AM 1-371

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/07
Limited to 25 participants
Prereq: none

For your paper to be successful, people have to actually read it. A compelling abstract is essential for capturing their attention and making them want to read more. But writing an effective abstract is challenging because you need to summarize what motivated you, what you did, and what you found, in a small number of words. In this workshop, we’ll analyze sample abstracts from different fields, learn editing strategies, and practice revising abstracts. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to write a strong abstract that clearly presents your research.

Sponsor(s): Writing and Communication Center, Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Contact: Steven Strang, E18-233 B, 617 253-4459, SMSTRANG@MIT.EDU



February: Screening of The Martian 

Discuss the science and fun behind The Martian in partnership with the Lecture Series Committee


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