washington d.c. science policy trip 

Sunday, December 15th to Thursday, December 19th, 2019


Application Deadline: Thursday, October 24th













To kick off your winter break, the Caltech Y is offering an extraordinary trip to Washington, DC with a focus on National Science Policy. Understanding that some may wish to stay in DC, travel to other destinations from DC following our program, or even just meet us in DC for the program, while others will want to return to LA, we are providing three great options to choose from:


               Option 1:  Cost $625       Round Trip Travel from, and returning to, Los Angeles (Caltech)


               Option 2:  Cost $350       One Way Travel from Caltech (Los Angeles) to Washington DC


               Option 3:  Cost $200       No Travel – meet us in DC and join us for the five days


All options include lodging, most meals, discussions with science and policy leaders... and, of course, the sights and experiences of Washington DC… with flights and ground transportation provided based on your choice of trip. 


Join us for this intriguing trip to the Nation's capitol.  You'll meet those who have played a role in setting and implementing science policy for the United States, including Academics, Lobbyists, Scientists, Politicians, and Caltech Alumni.  Small group sessions with these leaders will explore relevant issues for our time in the context of national policy. Open time will allow you to visit the White House, Memorials, Smithsonian Museums, National Archives, Capitol, and other DC landmarks.


Don't miss this opportunity! The Washington, DC Science Policy Trip is coordinated by the Caltech Y with generous support from the George Housner Fund.   Questions may be directed to us by email at caltechy@caltech.edu or in person at the Caltech Y (505 South Wilson – next to the Caltech Employees Federal Credit Union).


Please download the 2 page application by clicking the "Apply Now" button below.

Please fill in both pages and save the application as DC.yourname.PDF (for example DC.Fletcher.PDF) then send it in electronically to caltechy@caltech.edu


Application Deadline: Thursday, October 24th



The goal of the Washington DC Science Policy Trip is to advance political understanding and promote engaged, responsible citizenship. You can read more about one of our past trips here.  

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