More than 85 students have made their way to Washington, D.C., in January to begin a semester-long internship or actively participate in major research conferences or career seminars.

This week alone, three groups are arriving for career seminars: FIU Black Student Union, Student Government Association and a Women in Politics and Policy seminar.

Earlier this month,  20 engineering students joined FIU faculty at the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board 99th annual meeting—a conference covering the latest research related to all transportation modes. The students presented their research findings throughout the conference.

“The Transportation Research Board meeting is the largest transportation and engineering conference. People from every country are in attendance. This is a great opportunity for our students to position themselves as researchers and to explore job opportunities,” said Vasant Surti Professor of Civil Engineering Atorod Azizinamini, director of the Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center. Read more at FIU news.