EE Ph.D. students Jean Paul Santos and Joshua Kovitz along with Prof. Yahya Rahmat-Samii are currently featured on an online news organization sourced from the academic and research community, The Conversation. As a result of being named the UCLA Grad Slam winner of 2015, Santos was invited to further elaborate about his 3-minute “TED” style speech, which focused on the development of novel antenna array for future Mars rovers. Through a collaboration with JPL engineers, Santos, Kovitz, and Prof. Rahmat-Samii were able to prototype a 4×4 subarray antenna with excellent measured results, potentially allowing its use for the upcoming Mars2020 mission. This was a great opportunity to publicize their work, considering that The Conversation website has an annual audience of roughly 23 million people globally. The article can be accessed at: https://theconversation.com/talking-to-mars-new-antenna-design-could-aid-interplanetary-communication-43891