UDC News

June 16, 2010



UDC Political Science Junior and Intern Selected for D.C. Consortium Research Fellows Program (CRFP)

Washington, DC - Michael Watson, a 22 year old junior majoring in Political Science and interning in the University of the District of Columbia’s government relations office, has been selected for the D.C. Consortium Research Fellows Program (CRFP). He is the first University of the District of Columbia student to be selected for the program and joins several other students from area Universities, including Georgetown, American and George Washington.

The CRFP is a partnership between the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area and several Department of Defense (DoD) agencies. The CRFP fosters a strong relationship between the higher education community and DoD.  Students in this program work in Defense settings, become more knowledgeable about research and development, and increase the country's pool of scientific talent.  Professors lend their specialized expertise to DoD projects and widen the scope of their research.   

As the only urban land-grant institution in the country, the University System of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the University of the District of Columbia (David A. Clarke School of Law, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) and the Community College of the District of Columbia.

Contact: Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371