Published: Jan. 20, 2023

Want to expand your global horizons this summer, no passport required? Looking for a way to earn credit without sitting in a classroom? Interested in learning more about policy in our nation’s capital? The CU in D.C. Science Policy Global Seminar is now accepting applications for Maymester 2023.

CU in D.C. offers a science policy course each Maymester. The three-week course is highly participatory and combines classroom time with numerous outings and visits throughout the D.C. area.

Students will gain exposure to professional offices and science institutions in the region. The group ventures out to interface with science policymakers on Capitol Hill and at a variety of science institutions. Come to understand how policy is developed and at the intersection of science, government and society at some of D.C.’s most interesting agencies and organizations including NASA, the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health.

Interested? Join an info session

Stop by the CU in D.C. info session at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in C4C N215.

This program is directed by Joseph Pesce, program director at the National Science Foundation and visiting professor at CU Boulder. An astrophysicist with more than 30 years' experience, Pesce formerly served as a senior U.S. government official following foreign space programs, space launch, human space flight and emerging space programs. He brings his expertise in U.S. agencies, policy development and the sciences to this program’s engaging, hands-on coursework.

CU in D.C. runs from May 15 to June 1, 2023. Participants will also connect with CU alumni working in D.C. and expand their professional network in preparation for their future career. All students who demonstrate financial need will be guaranteed a scholarship award via Education Abroad.

The deadline to apply is Feb 1. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore D.C. and learn from some of the best experts at the intersection of government and science! Reach out to the Education Abroad office to apply.