The D.C. Advantage

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Joseph Davila, senior scientist in NASA's Heliophysics Division, and Catholic University doctoral student John O'Neill stand before images of the sun's surface at NASA Goddard.

Washington, D.C., is a center of intellectual and cultural activity. It's the perfect place for students of engineering to enhance their academic interests off-campus. There are internship opportunities in the National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NASA, National Institutes of Health, and countless labs in support of the U.S. Department of Defense, non-governmental organizations, and more.

The city's museums, historical sites, restaurants, performing arts centers, and the world's largest research library (the Library of Congress) are all nearby, just a short Metro ride away.

 

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    Discover D.C. with CatholicU

    Washington, D.C., is a city of politics, parades, festivals, museums (did we mention most of them are free?), professional sports, theatres, concerts, shopping, parks, restaurants, monuments, waterways, and trendy neighborhoods.

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  • Washington 101 Class

    Washington 101: Getting to Know D.C.

    In this unique course, students learn about their “college town” as a symbolic city (the design and meaning of its buildings, monuments, and museums), a political city (the behavior of national and local policymakers), and a living city (the city’s economy, neighborhoods, culture, and population).

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