Once a year, scientists and engineers convene in Washington D.C. to discuss science and technology policy issues with their representatives in Congress. The Congressional Visit Days (CVD) program is intended to convey the importance of science and technology funding to our elected officials.

This year the MIT Science Policy Initiative is coordinating our own visit to Washington, inspired by the official CVD program to which we have sent nearly 200 students. MIT's delegation is unique in that it is entirely comprised of students, who can directly articulate the need for government-funded undergraduate and graduate level research opportunities. Student involvement has repeatedly garnered tremendously positive responses from Congressional offices, and we are proud to play an essential role in preparing students to participate and supporting them while they are in Washington. 

We will be accepting applications for CVD in 2020. Contact us at spi-cvd@mit.edu with questions.