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Trips by*

Jonathan Epstein


Total cost of 8 trips: $24,710.00


Trips traveled under the office of Jeff Bingaman

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON NUCLEAR AND FOSSIL ENERGY
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,740.00
source

Destination: JAPAN/TAIWAN
Sponsor: NATIONAL ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOC/CHINESE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,500.00
source

Destination: IRVINE, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: INVITED LECTURE ON ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Date: May 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $680.00
source

Destination: ALMORO NETHERLANDS, AVIGNON FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: REVIEW FRONT END NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,760.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, HSINCHU; TAINAN TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: REVIEW SCIENCE AND TECH. POLICY AND SCIENCE PARKS
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: BANGALORE, CALCUTTA INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRIES PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT AND VISIT MEMBER INDUSTRIES
Date: Jan 4, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,100.00
source

Destination: BLACKSBURG VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Virginia Tech
Purpose: DELIVER A SEMINAR ON SCIENCE IN THE CONGRESS
Date: Jan 26, 2005
Expense: $380.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, HSINCHU; TAIWAN
Sponsor: Sandia Science and Technology Park
Purpose: REVIEW SCIENCE AND TECH. POLICY AND SCIENCE PARKS
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,350.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jonathan Epstein.


American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

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  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.