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Trips by*

Robert Palmer


Total cost of 4 trips: $4,244.39


Trips traveled under the office of Sherwood Boehlert

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: VISIT GENERAL ATOMICS HEADQUARTERS, TOUR THE DIII-D NATIONAL FUSION FACILITY AND THE AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS INC. (ASI) AND DO AN OVERVIEW OF ICF/IFE, WITH SPECIFIC ATTENTION TO THEIR INVOLVEMENT WITH NIF AND A TOUR OF THEIR ICF TARGET FACILITY
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,176.72
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bart Gordon

Destination: SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
Sponsor: General Dynamics Corporation
Purpose: A CONGRESSIONAL FACILITY VISIT OF THE GULFSTREAM CORPORATION MANUFACTURING FACILITY AND A TOUR OF THE FLIGHT SAFETY INTERNATIONAL FACILITY. I ALSO HAD BRIEFINGS ON THE STATUS OF US GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT OF THE GULFSTREAM AIRCRAFT AND THEIR EXPECTED DELIV
Date: Apr 19, 2004
Expense: $607.67
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ralph Hall

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ONGOING COOPERATION BETWEEN U.S. AND CUBAN SCIENTISTS AND ABOUT SCIENTIFIC FIELDS IN WHICH CUBA IS PARTICULARLY ADVANCED.
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SPACE POLICY PANEL AT EIA'S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE.
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,060.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Robert Palmer.


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?

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