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Trips by*

Elizabeth Smith


Total cost of 5 trips: $4,275.40


Trips traveled under the office of Rahm Emanuel

Destination: ORD
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: INNER WORKINGS OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR. SERIES OF COMPANY VISITS ILLUSTRATE INPART OF MANF. COMM ON THE AMER. ECONOMY & WORKFORCE
Date: Aug 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $221.47
source

Destination: DAC-ORD-DCA
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO MERCHANTILE EXCHANGE, BANK ONE
Purpose: TO VISIT THE CHICAGO FINANCIAL EXCHANGES AND MEET WITH EXCHANGE LEADERSHIP TO DISCUSS ISSUES
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $486.77
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING MEETING
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,554.36
source


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Enzi

Destination: BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
Sponsor: American Society of Safety Engineers
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH TO ASSE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $433.00
source

Destination: BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: American Society of Safety Engineers
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH TO ASSE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Elizabeth Smith.


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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