AeroAstro dREFS
departmental Resources for Easing Friction and Stress

Advisor issues? Roommate problems? Feeling stressed?
Let's talk.

AeroAstro Resources for Easing Friction and Stress is a departmental program that provides confidential conflict coaching to the AeroAstro graduate community.

The AeroAstro dREFS program is a recent addition to the department and is a part of the larger MIT REFS program. AeroAstro dREFS are trained AeroAstro graduate student mediators who specifically support the AeroAstro community. We offer a low barrier, CONFIDENTIAL services to our peers in the form of support, coaching, listening, de-escalation, and informal mentoring and mediation. Any conversation 

When to contact dREFS?
Grad school is hard! Conflicts happen in lab, school and life. Maybe you feel that you and your advisor aren't seeing eye to eye. Maybe you're frustrated with your roommate. Maybe you feel like things aren't going right and don't know how to get them on track. We are confidential peer resources here to help you work through issues, listen to problems, and brainstorm paths forward. Email us at aeroastro-refs@mit.edu to set up a one-on-one meeting, or come to our office hours (TBD)!