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The Science of Smart

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SHAW, CLAY, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $26,082.54

Average cost per trip - $1,863.04
Total number of days spent traveling - 76 days
Rank of representative - 247 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Fact-finding and to speak on trade implications of social policy pension reform
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Emilie Shaw; loding and meal expenses not actually listed

Travel Cost - $5,894.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,894.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association, Large Public Power Council
Dates - January 6, 2000 - January 9, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Fact-finding mission re: tax
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Emilie C. Shaw - no actual expenses listed on the sheet. Las Vegas, NV - Carefree, AZ

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - WILD Foundation
Dates - July 1, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Tzaneen, South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa - Windoek, Namibia

Purpose - Fact-finding mission to include environment, natural resource priorities and foreign policy
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Emilie C. Shaw - no actual expenses listed on the sheet

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 16, 2002 - March 16, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - participate in Futures Industry Association's conference
Notes - Spouse Emilie C. Shaw accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $510.82
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $510.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 17, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - meetings with business and govt. leaders on public policy issues that affect US - Scotland relations
Notes - spouse Emilie Shaw - other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,908.00
Lodging Cost - $1,971.00
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $5,105.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - spouse Emilie - Grandchildren Keeley clay and Ashton Wilder Grand. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $504.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,454.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dates - January 22, 2001 - January 26, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Zurich, Switzerland

Purpose - head of American delegation to the Commission on Global Aging's 2nd Plenary meeting
Notes - spouse Emilie Shaw. No figures given for expenses.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 20, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Duck Key, FL

Purpose - to bring leaders from outdoor industry and conservation organizations together to discuss issues facing America's sporting traditions
Notes - Exact numbers not filled in - with spouse Emilie Shaw. [Personal financial disclosure statement showed location]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - June 21, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - conference to share ideas
Notes - spouse, Emilie Shaw, other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $609.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $1,709.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 11, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Malaga, Spain

Purpose - discuss transatlantic relations and promote transatlantic partner through member (of Congress) to Member (of European parliament) dialogue.
Notes - spouse, Emilie Shaw accompanied. No actual figures for expenses disclosed.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Shannon, Ireland - London, England - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - to meet with government and business leaders to discuss public policy issues that affect relations between U.S. & Great Britain.m. Also to meet with British secretary for labor & pensions to discuss social security.
Notes - spouse, Emilie Shaw accompanied. [Amended report to remove Kessler & Associats as sponsor. Also to reduce amount]

Travel Cost - $3,470.60
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,944.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Clark Consulting
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - guest speaker at 2003 client retreat-re:ways & means committee business
Notes - spouse, Emilie Shaw accompanied. No actual figures for expenses disclosed.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - African Wildlife Foundation
Dates - June 26, 2004 - July 6, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Tanzania

Purpose - Study of conservation in Tan
Notes - DC - Tanzania - DC Rep did not include any dollar amounts for expenses

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Century Business Services Inc
Dates - August 3, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Shannon, Ireland - London, England

Purpose - International trade symposium
Notes - Washington, DC - Shannon, Ireland - London, England Including spouse Personal expense: 8/8 - 8/10

Travel Cost - $2,934.84
Lodging Cost - $1,610.00
Meal Cost - $920.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,464.84

Additional family members - Yes

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

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