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Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

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American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.

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Trips by*

Karen Kimball


Total cost of 6 trips: $6,995.90


Trips traveled under the office of Sherwood Boehlert

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP IS TO TOUR GENERAL ATOMICS HEADQUARTERS RESEARCH FACILITIES AND TO RECEIVE BRIEFINGS ON R&D PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY GENERAL ATOMICS. THESE R&D ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: MAGNETIC AND INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION; ADVANCED ACCELERATOR APPLICA
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,152.67
source

Destination: SUNOCO REFINERY, SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: NATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL & REFINERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO VIEW A REFINERY OPERATION
Date: Jun 15, 2001
Expense: $106.50
source

Destination: URANCO COMPENHURST URANI ENRICHMENT PLANT; PART OF BORROW-PNTL NUCLEAR TRANSPORT; BNFL SELLAFIELD HLW PLANT; THORP REPROCESSING PLANT; AMIERS HQ
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: SITE VISIT AND BRIEFINGS ON A COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (14 days)
Expense: $3,875.75
source


Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: YUCCA MOUNTAIN, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: A TWO-DAY FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE PROPOSED SITE FOR THE DOE-MANAGED HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE REPOSITORY. THE YUCCA MOUNTAIN REPOSITORY IS BEING DESIGNED FOR FINAL HANDLING AND STORAGE OF HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND NUCLEAR FUEL FROM UNIVERSITY A
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $909.72
source

Destination: HERSHEY PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE'S THIRD ANNUAL NEI GOVERNMENTALAFFAIRS WORKSHOP AND TO PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PANELS, SPECIFICALLY THE FIRST PANEL DISCUSSION AT 8:00 A.M., SATURDAY MORNING TITLED "LEGISLATIVE PANEL ON COMPETITION A
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $339.00
source

Destination: WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION (WHOI)
Sponsor: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Purpose: AN IN-DEPT TOUR OF THE WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION AND DETAILED DISCUSSIONS REGARDING CURRENT SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS INCLUDING MODELING TECHNIQUES, ASSESSMENTS OF RISKS, LIMITATIONS OF CURRENT SCIENCE, AREAS OF FURTHER STUDY.
Date: Aug 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $612.26
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Karen Kimball.


American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.