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Trips by*

Levon Boyagian


Total cost of 12 trips: $18,603.59


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: Savannah
Sponsor: American Forest & Paper Association
Purpose: Fact finding regarding TMDC's
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $927.70
source

Destination: D.C. TO SEATTLE AND BACK, BOEING FACILITY, CONFERENCE WITH ADMIN. GARVEY AND AIRLINE REPS, DISCUSSION ABOUT AVIATION
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION EDUCATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,996.60
source

Destination: LIMERICK, IRELAND
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: U.S./EUROPEAN/CANADIAN AIRPORT SECURITY AND SAFETY WORKSHOP
Date: Jul 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Boeing Co
Purpose:
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,928.29
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-MAUI, HAWAII-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,703.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association
Purpose: NATIONAL RAILROAD CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,355.00
source

Destination: MONTREAL VIA REGIONAL JET
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: FLEW FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO KONA, HI TO ATTEND THE 2002 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE, CONFERENCE COMMENCED AT 7:30 AM EACH MORNING OF THE CONFERENCE. OPEN REMARKS WERE FOLLOWED BY TWO PANELS EACH DAY. ISSUES COVERED RANGED FROM AVIATION SECURITY AND NEW TEC
Sponsor: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AIRPORT EXECUTIVES. AIRFARE PROVIDED BY DELTA AIRLINES.
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,175.00
source

Destination: FLEW TO DETROIT FOR A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF THE NEW NORTHWEST AIRLINES TERMINAL.
Sponsor: Northwest Airlines Corporation
Purpose: VISIT THE NEW NORTHWEST TERMINAL IN DETROIT, MI
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $521.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SECURITY-THE AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE SEMINAR
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO LEARN ABOUT THE GAMING INDUSTRY, TRANSPORTATION OFNUCLEAR WASTE TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN, AND SECURITY MEASURES AT MCCARRAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,449.00
source

Destination: FORT WORTH, TX
Sponsor: PORT OF BROWNSVILLE AND FT. WORTH ALLIANCE AIRPORT
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS ON INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS PLANS FOR THE PORT OF BROWNSVILLE AND THE ALLIANCE AIRPORT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $420.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Levon Boyagian.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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