Washington, D.C. Trip Exposes Y Students to Role of Science in Public Policy

Annually, the Caltech Y hosts a trip to Washington D.C. over winter break to give undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to meet with policy makers on the Hill. This year, we had seventeen attendees who got to speak with scientists working as policy makers, science advisors, and lobbyists. We had the lovely opportunity to have round-table discussions with these decision-makers on what it means to be a scientist in Washington and the impact that one can have.