ChE 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.

NU COE Communication Lab

Schedule an Appointment

ChE Comm Lab Fellows


Vyshnavi Karra, or “Vy”, is a 4th year Ph.D student, working in Professor Francisco Hung’s Lab. His lab works on developing computational models of different systems, and specifically Vy’s research is on developing models for a rosette nanotubes for drug delivery systems and bullet-proof body armor. She has presented posters at AIChE and ACS, and has been a mentor in different capacities over the years, such as ChemE Day. Prior to joining Northeastern, she oversaw a women in STEM mentoring program as a master’s student at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Vy has also been working on a book on the importance of science advocacy and the relationship between science and government, publishing in December 2020.
McKay Cavanaugh is a 3rd year PhD student 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 including an oral presentation at BMES 2019. She is passionate about public speaking, data visualization, and working with her peers to develop technical and soft skills.