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The Science of Smart

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KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $54,448.30

Average cost per trip - $4,188.33
Total number of days spent traveling - 68 days
Rank of representative - 115 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - AT&T, Microsoft, American Airlines
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - Attend technology presentations and tour company facilities
Notes - G. Robert Daniels attended

Travel Cost - $8,575.00
Lodging Cost - $749.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,594.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $5,400.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $370.00
Total Cost - $7,570.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tom Joyner Foundation
Dates - May 25, 2002 - June 1, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - participate in Blackamericaweb.com think tank
Notes - accompanied by sister Marsha Cheeks. Lodging expenses include meals. Trip was on cruise ship in Carribean

Travel Cost - $331.00
Lodging Cost - $519.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $850.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $473.00
Lodging Cost - $380.72
Meal Cost - $138.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $992.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Action Network
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speak on two panels
Notes -

Travel Cost - $917.00
Lodging Cost - $818.88
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,735.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - Fact-finding; participation on panel
Notes - Sister Marsha Cheeks accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $600.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Dates - March 19, 2005 - March 25, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Cairo, Egypt

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Dulles, VA - Cairo, Egypt - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $8,056.00
Lodging Cost - $827.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $430.00
Total Cost - $9,713.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tampa Org of Black Affairs
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tampa, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement for Martin Luther King holiday
Notes - Personal expenses: 1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17. New Orleans-Tampa-Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $896.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,021.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Dates - March 12, 2004 - March 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $911.73
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $79.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - iGates Technologies, Pharma, CitiGroup, Port of New Orleans, General Motors, Coca Cola, GlaxoSmithKline
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Purpose - Participation in the Afro-Brazilian / African American Business Summit (panel discussion leader)
Notes - Detroit, MI - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $9,632.26
Lodging Cost - $1,476.00
Meal Cost - $522.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,630.74

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - African World Expo
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 28, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Abuja, Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria - Akwa Ibon, Nigeria - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Purpose - Fact finding and trade mission to promote business between the city of Detroit, the State of Michigan, the United States and Nigeria
Notes - Detroit, MI - Abuja, Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria - Akwa Ibon, Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria - Amsterdam, Holland - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $4,197.00
Lodging Cost - $2,500.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $900.00
Total Cost - $8,097.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Dates - August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - not specified

Purpose - Fact finding issue forums and sessions
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $177.00
Meal Cost - $127.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $304.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Dates - August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - not specified

Purpose - Social Security, healthcare, and housing forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $25.53
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $14.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $239.53

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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.

Recent Posts

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    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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    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.