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MICHAUD, MICHAEL H, Democratic Party
Maine

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $5,655.14

Average cost per trip - $1,131.03
Total number of days spent traveling - 13 days
Rank of representative - 489 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Jackson Laboratory
Dates - May 21, 2004 - May 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - To tour the lab facilities to better understand its impact on Maine's second congressional district
Notes -

Travel Cost - $572.20
Lodging Cost - $50.00
Meal Cost - $32.17
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $654.37

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - River Valley Growth Council
Dates - March 21, 2004 - March 22, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Golden, CO

Purpose - delegation from the state of Maine toured the national renewable energy laboratory and discussed nrel's state and local initiatives, partnerships, and collaborations. River Valley Growth Council made a presentation on Bioenergy Initiative in Maine.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $752.35
Lodging Cost - $67.76
Meal Cost - $30.13
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $850.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Microsoft Corporation
Dates - July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Congressional briefing/Microsoft Campus Visit for Members of the Blue Dog Coalition
Notes - Transportation Expenses included transportation to and from airport

Travel Cost - $1,350.67
Lodging Cost - $523.54
Meal Cost - $530.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,405.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - June 17, 2005 - June 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dayton, OH

Purpose - Speaker at town hall meeting on the importance of Social Security to rural states
Notes - Washington, DC - Dayton, OH - Portland, ME Paid for own meals

Travel Cost - $760.60
Lodging Cost - $112.37
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $872.97

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - June 17, 2005 - June 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dayton, OH

Purpose - Speaker at town hall meeting on the importance of Social Security to rural states
Notes - Washington, DC - Dayton, OH - Portland, ME Paid for own meals

Travel Cost - $760.00
Lodging Cost - $112.37
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $872.37

Additional family members - No

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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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