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Trips by*

David Schaffer


Total cost of 9 trips: $10,392.87


Trips traveled under the office of Bud Shuster

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Helicopter Association International
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Air Transport Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN ATA CONFERENCE
Date: May 5, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,485.49
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-PITTSBURG, PA
Sponsor: PITTSBURGH AIRPORT AUTHORITY
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE AT THE PITTSBURG AIRPORT
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $884.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: AR
Sponsor: Airports Council International
Purpose: GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MEETING
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $918.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Airports Council International
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE LEGAL AFFAIRS FORUM OF ACI
Date: Mar 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $369.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: Helicopter Association International
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE FORUM
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $470.00
source

Destination: KONA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AIRPORT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,185.00
source

Destination: TAMPA
Sponsor: Airports Council International
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ACI'S ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Sep 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $448.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: National Business Aviation Association Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NBAA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $683.38
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Schaffer.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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