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Trips by*

Kimberly Parker


Total cost of 8 trips: $17,069.90


Trips traveled under the office of Bobby Rush

Destination: SEA-TAC
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO TOUR MICROSOFT CAMPUS FACILITY
Date: Aug 14, 1999 (3 days)
Expense: $1,723.56
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT-PALO ALTO-SO. SAN FRANCISCO-SANTA ROSA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: TOUR BIOTECHNICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL, MEDICAL DEVICE FIRMS AND ACADEMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,829.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE-AVIGNON, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TO TOUR FRENCH NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES
Date: Dec 9, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,922.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL TO WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Sugar Cane League
Purpose: INSPECT SUGARCANE HARVESTING, REFINING, PACKAGING AND SHIPPING
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $845.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR AND TOUR OF SBC FACILITIES
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,178.45
source

Destination: BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO TOUR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BIOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA
Date: Nov 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,763.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL TO SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO INSPECT PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSING PLANTS
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,373.75
source

Destination: SEATTLE-TACOMA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO TOUR MICROSOFT FACILITIES AND TECH FEST
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,434.24
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kimberly Parker.


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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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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