COE Communication Lab

The Comm Lab offers on-line workshops and peer-to-peer coaching for graduate-level writing and communication tasks for course work and for research.  ​The Comm Lab is also offering on-line office hours for quick questions relating to tips and tools you might need for your writing and communication tasks.  Click “schedule appointment” below to request a one-hour peer-to-peer coaching session or a 15-minute office hour.  Please contact our Program Coordinator, Tracy Carter ( with any questions.The Comm Lab brings a discipline-specific perspective to assist you with the task at hand—whether you’re working on a manuscript, poster, presentation, or other projects.

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Comm Lab Fellows

McKay Cavanaugh is a PhD candidate working with Dr. Rebecca Willits. Her research focuses on the design of tissue engineering biomaterials that mimic the neural stem cell niche. Her goal is to gain insight into the mechanosensing cues in the niche and understand how they determine the fate of the neural stem cell. She has published peer-reviewed articles and presented research at several conferences. She is passionate about public speaking, data visualization, mentoring and working with her peers to develop technical and soft skills.
Ibrahim Haleem Khan is a 2nd-year master’s student (Engineering Management) working in the field of Product Management. He is deeply interested in how humans perceive and interact with technologies over different mediums. Academically, Ibrahim has published 15 plus Scopus-indexed research papers in the field of IoT, Industry 4.0 and Med-Tech with over 1755 Citations, 40K reads, three paper presentations and has an 11 H-Index. Professionally, he has worked as a Product Guy for an Ed-Tech firm based in New York, developing next-gen learning and hiring solutions. He is driven by how we communicate and perceive thoughts and visions, which helps us understand the world in a much better way. On the other side of the world, he loves to make drones, 3D print and is also a huge foodie.
Shweta Mishra is undergoing her Master’s in Information Systems. She is excited about designing systems and believes coding is not limited to a specific language or syntax, rather it is more about forming algorithms. She has published a paper on building smart devices using neural networks, speech generation and OpenCV. Aiding the visually impaired, where they can hear what others can see. She has mentored and pioneered Python and machine learning concepts to people who wanted to learn. She is passionate about public speaking, the arts and building technical and soft skills in a team.
Nick O’Hare is a PhD student working in Professor Eno Ebong’s lab. The lab focuses on how endothelial mechanotransduction can prevent or promote a variety of diseases related to blood vessel dysfunction. More specifically, his work centers around the relationship between endothelial glycocalyx and the blood-brain barrier as well as improving in vitro Blood Brain Barrier modeling. Nick is also a 2020 NSF GRFP recipient. Through Commlab, he hopes to support others with their technical communication skills while promoting greater scientific accessibility.

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