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Trips by*

Elizabeth Maier


Total cost of 5 trips: $10,793.10


Trips traveled under the office of Jon Kyl

Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TRIP REGARDING U.S.-CHILE TRADE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,281.00
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Destination: ZURICH, BERN, GENEVA AND LUGANA SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, TO PARTICIPATE IN NUMEROUS EDUCATIONAL PANELS
Date: Jun 29, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,430.00
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY AND WILMINGTON, DE
Sponsor: National Mining Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jul 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $737.10
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Destination: RABAT, CASABLANCA, TANQIER, AL JADIDA AND MARRAKECH MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: TO MEET WITH NGO OFFICIALS ABOUT SUSTAINABLE GROWTH MOROCCO AND HOW A PROPOSED FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTRY WILL HELP THE ECONOMY OF MOROCCO. ALSO, TO LEARN ABOUT RECENT COUNTER-TERRORISM EFFORTS IN MOROCCO
Date: May 22, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,505.00
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American International Automobile Dealers Association
Purpose: TRAVEL TO NEW YORK TO MEET WITH AUTO INDUSTRY OFFICIALS ABOUT TRADE, ENVIRONMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $840.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Elizabeth Maier.


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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    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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