Over a dozen Michigan Tech faculty gathered at The Washington Center, Michigan Tech’s new Washington DC academic internship program partner, to discuss research, network, and engage with Washington area alumni and friends.
Faculty were in town as a part of the annual Research Development Washington DC Trip, designed to provide faculty with the opportunity to hear from funding agency leaders, meet with program officers from interested agencies, and continue building a strong network for future federal funding opportunities. Throughout the three-day trip, participants visited the U.S. Capitol, National Science Foundation’s (NSF) new headquarters in Alexandria, VA, Department of Agriculture (USDA) offices, and heard from speakers in the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The networking event was hosted in the historic embassy district downtown at The Washington Center’s headquarters. This fall, Michigan Tech will be sending four students from multiple majors to Washington for a semester to gain experience in an internship of their interest and explore their curiosity in policy.