Washington, D.C. Project Center

Washington, D.C. Project Center
Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
B-Term during late fall
Project Opportunities: 

Location and Culture

The Washington, D.C., project center offers students the opportunity to work on projects with prestigious sponsoring agencies while living in the heart of the District of Columbia. The project center is located in an attractive neighborhood near DuPont Circle, the National Mall, businesses, embassies, and international agencies. Students can take advantage of this ideal location and easy access to the Metro to enjoy an endless supply of free museums, national monuments, and impressive buildings that house the seat of national government. 

Past Projects

Past students at the Washington, D.C. project center have:

  • Recommended environmentally-safe methods of collection and disposal of expired marine emergency flares with the US Coast Guard
  • Studied effectiveness of head protection devices reducing risk of brain injury with the Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Evaluated methods of reducing energy usage at wastewater treatment facilities with the US Department of Energy