At A Glance
Term: B 2007
Project Opportunities: IQP
Housing: Shared suites in a centrally located hotel
Center Director: Professor David DiBiasio
Preparation: 1/2 unit preparation activity
Application Deadline: September 28, 2006 (before 1 p.m.)
Students work on projects with prestigious sponsoring agencies while living in the heart of Washington, D.C., just blocks from the White House. The Washington Project Center is located in an attractive neighborhood near The Mall, shopping, businesses, embassies and international agencies. Take advantage of this ideal location and easy access to the subway to enjoy an endless supply of free museums, national monuments, and impressive buildings that house the seat of national government.
Past projects have been completed with such agencies as the Smithsonian, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the National Science Foundation and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This is an opportunity to examine the inner workings of government and the importance of national action in areas of the environment, science education, urban issues and consumer protection.
Take a look at some recently completed projects...
|Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses|| $400|
|Travel to site (RT airfare)
(commuting cost to project sponsor location)
Dining out (7x term)
Weekend tourist activities
Estimated total out-of-pocket expenses
|Expenses Included on your WPI Bill:||+ 2,600||Housing|
|Estimated total expenses||$5,050||(tuition and on-campus housing not included)|
In calculating the extra expense to participate in an off-campus project experience, compare this figure to expenses incurred while living on campus (groceries or meal plan, entertainment expenses, transportation, etc.)
- Going Global at WPI Handbook
- Travel Dates for Academic Year 2007-2008
- Yahoo! Washington, D.C.
- The White House
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