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Trips by*

Olwen Huxley


Total cost of 5 trips: $12,795.98


Trips traveled under the office of Sherwood Boehlert

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: VISIT SEVERAL COMPANIES IN SILICON VALLEY AND LEARN ABOUT ALL ASPECTS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Date: May 26, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $6,376.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN, HONG KONG
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: VISIT TAIWAN'S SCIENCE PARKS AND MEET WITH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE OFFICIALS TO LEARN ABOUT TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN TAIWAN
Date: Aug 6, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $4,000.00
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Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $932.98
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TIA SPRING POLICY SUMMITT, SPOKE ON PANEL ON INNOVATION AND R+D
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $652.00
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST AND THE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES FOUNDATION
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CORAL REIF RESTORATION, COMMUNITY-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, OCEAN RESEARCH, FISHERIES
Date: May 26, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $835.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Olwen Huxley.


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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    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.
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    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.
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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.