During the first half of spring break, students will participate in an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to visit members of Kentucky’s congressional delegation and Federal agencies focused on major engineering missions. Past groups have visited the National Academy of Engineering, the U.S Patent Office, and the National Building Museum. Students will have the opportunity to visit important cultural attractions such as the Smithsonian Institution, the Lincoln, Washington, and Jefferson Memorials, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the Vietnam War Memorial and more. Additionally, the group attends dinner each evening at a few of the District of Columbia’s finest establishments where UK alumni join in to share their own leadership knowledge. The group will depart from Lexington Bluegrass Airport on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 and arrive at Ronald Reagan International Airport in Washington, D.C. The anticipated return to Lexington is on the evening of Wednesday, March 15th, 2017. All travel arrangements will be handled through the College of Engineering, Director of Special Programs.
Below are a few quotes from past students who were afforded the D.C. experience.
“An amazing trip. I never knew there were so many incredible engineering professionals in D.C.”
“By far this was my best experience in all my 4 years at UK. Mr. and Mrs. Pigman are the nicest people you could ever meet. Having them along with us in D.C. was wonderful.”
“The leaders I met in D.C. encouraged me beyond my wildest aspirations. I didn’t expect this trip to be this exciting, but it was unbelievable.