The University of Delaware’s College of Engineering needed interim communications staff capacity and sought a flexible partner to provide this support. Three SteegeThomson staff members took on the role of temporary College communicators; we managed requests and inquiries, wrote and edited news items, brought ideas to the University Communications and Public Affairs office, coordinated with freelancers to keep publications on track, and worked with COE administrators to prioritize and pitch new ideas. Reporting on the College’s thought leadership in everything from long-range space travel to renewable energy sources and preventing dangerous drug interactions, we kept its accomplishments front and center in University media. When the College hired its new communications manager, we were there to help to ease the transition, just as good communications engineers ought.