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The Science of Smart

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COLLINS, SUSAN M, Republican Party
Maine

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $12,201.25

Average cost per trip - $1,220.13
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 403 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Invited participant, the Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Health Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,333.25
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $267.18
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,909.93

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Novogradic and Co.
Dates - May 18, 2001 - May 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Gave a speech at the Credit & Bond Financing for Affordable Housing Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $777.00
Lodging Cost - $207.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $984.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association for Home Care and Hospice Association of America
Dates - October 13, 2001 - October 15, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Gave a speech on legislative developments affecting home health care
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,507.00
Lodging Cost - $597.32
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,104.32

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Col. Frances Auclair, President Maine Unit #41, Women Veterans of the Sea Services, 23 Sprucewood Lane, Orland, ME 04472
Dates - May 17, 2003 - May 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Rockport, ME

Purpose - gave speech at the Maine Unit #41 of WAVES national Banquet (Women Veteran of the Sea Services)
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $222.56
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $222.56

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - FMC Corporation
Dates - August 21, 2003 - August 21, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Rockland, ME

Purpose - speak at the Board of Directors meeting of the FMC Corporation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,053.57
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,053.57

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 9, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speak at annual membership meeting in Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose
Notes -

Travel Cost - $650.00
Lodging Cost - $597.00
Meal Cost - $211.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,458.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northeastern Retail Lumber Assn
Dates - September 11, 2004 - September 12, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Newcastle, NH

Purpose - Gave speech on legislative priorities for the remainder of the session of the 108th Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $223.63
Meal Cost - $38.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $261.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, South African Institute of Intl Affairs
Dates - November 9, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cape Town, South Africa

Purpose - Conference on International Affairs and Fact Finding Trip
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,453.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,653.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Barrier Island Group for the Arts
Dates - January 30, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Sanibel, FL

Purpose - To speak at Lecture Series on Intelligence Reform
Notes -

Travel Cost - $804.10
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $804.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 5, 2005 - August 8, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Aspen Strategy Group's 2005 summer workshop entitled "Mapping the Jihadist Threat: The War on Terrorism Since 9/11"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $750.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $750.00

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.

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