Washington, D.C. Visit

ASUM as an entire organization has a major focus on state politics and processes. Missouri S&T’s chapter of ASUM traditionally takes some of its members to Washington, D.C. to ensure that the voices of our students are heard at the federal level. Although much of the legislation that impacts students in Missouri happens at the state level, there are still many programs that are legislated federally that dramatically impact students attending Missouri S&T.

ASUM S&T at US Capitol (March 2018)

Federal Programs

  • Pell Grants
  • STEM Initiatives
  • National Science Foundation
  • Voting Access
  • Basic Needs





Spring 2023 Washington D.C. Trip (March 28th – April 1st)

Legislative Meetings

  • Josh Hawley – U.S. Senator for Missouri
  • Eric Schmitt – U.S. Senator for Missouri
  • Kevin Lima – Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics
  • Solomen Chen – Policy Advisor in the House Committee on Education & the Workforce
  • Anne DeCesaro – HELP Education Policy Advisor in the U.S. Senate
  • Hilary Pinegar – Legislative Director to Rep. Jason Smith (MO)


  • Union Station
  • Evening Tour of D.C. Monuments
  • Library of Congress
  • Cherry Blossom Festival
  • United States National Arboretum
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • Ghost Tour (Alexandria, VA)
  • Arlington Cemetary