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Trips by*

Dana Gresham


Total cost of 5 trips: $11,740.46


Trips traveled under the office of Robert Cramer

Destination: WASHINGTON-NATIONAL TO ALBURQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: FACT FINDING / ISSUES BRIEFING
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,637.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Artur Davis

Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Hyundai Motor America
Purpose: BRIEFING AND TOUR OF NEW HYUNDAI PLANT IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA TO LEARN OF ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE STATE
Date: Apr 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $423.05
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL SPRING RETREAT TO DISCUSS A BROAD RANGE OF PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,042.45
source

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE TO MANCHESTER, ENGLAND TO PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO AIRBUS FACILITIES IN EUROPE
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $6,237.96
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dana Gresham.


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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