The communications function at SEAS was formally created in 2002, primarily to support the publication of the Dean’s biannual newsletter. With the growth of the engineering and applied sciences community and the transition of the division to a school, the office has evolved.
Today, the SEAS Communications Office:
- provides news and information about the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and its related programs to faculty members, students, staff, graduates, industry, government, and business professionals, the media, and the interested public through a wide array of print and online media;
- interfaces with or supports (directly or indirectly) every functional unit at SEAS (through activities ranging from coordinating publicity and public relations to creating admissions materials);
- serves as a liaison to offices and departments throughout the University and works in coordination with the FAS Communications Office, the University News Office, and the Alumni Affairs and Development Office; and
- works with the Trademark Office to enforce graphic identity and branding guidelines.