Mission to DC

Success stories

Finding a Fulbright: Christopher Lupke Christopher Lupke, associate professor of Chinese, is heading to China this January because of a Mission to DC trip he made last fall.While meeting with officials from five governmental granting agencies, he learned about the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship through the U.S. Department of Education, applied and was accepted. […]

Faculty report on their mission to DC

Faculty will present brief summaries of their visits to federal agencies and the benefits of this Mission to DC participation from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Neill 416. The Office of Research encourages other faculty to attend to learn more about this opportunity. Videoconferencing is available so all campuses may participate. Space is limited; […]

OGRD announces Mission to DC presentations March 10

Several Mission to DC attendees will present a brief summary of their visits to different federal agencies, as well as the benefits received as a result of their trip, on Thursday, March 10 from noon-1:30 p.m. in EME B0046.The presentation will cover the Physical Sciences and the Security and Safety trips to D.C.For more information […]

Number of visits increases; faculty report exciting gains

WSU’s Mission to DC, now well into its third year, is reaping rewards for participating faculty as well as for the man in charge of the program, Jim Petersen, vice provost for research. “My goal is to make faculty more successful, to enhance their careers and opportunities to advance,” Petersen said. “Mission to DC seems […]

Early indicators, verdict on Mission to DC

A year ago, James Petersen, then interim vice provost for research, began a program called Mission to DC — Washington, D.C. that is. Today, Petersen — a quiet, innovative, forceful, no-nonsense administrator — is officially the vice provost for research. The question is, what has Mission to DC accomplished and will it keep going? The […]