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Trips by*

David Lucas


Total cost of 9 trips: $25,171.08


Trips traveled under the office of Mike Doyle

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP OF JAPANESE NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $6,736.30
source

Destination: PARIS-AVINGNON
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP OF FRENCH NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: May 26, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $4,808.90
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH
Sponsor: SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE
Purpose: FACT FINDING VISIT TO FUEL CELL MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Date: Apr 4, 2002
Expense: $215.74
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,003.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $455.00
source

Destination: EASTERN SHORE, MD
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $706.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,491.00
source

Destination: ATHENS, GREECE
Sponsor: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY/ATHENS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Purpose: FACT FINDING/GRADUATION
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,944.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY/COLOGNE, GERMANY/AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Sponsor: Coal Utilization Research Council
Purpose: FACILITY TOUR
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,811.14
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Lucas.


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

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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