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Trips by*

Trinita Brown


Total cost of 8 trips: $25,674.05


Trips traveled under the office of James Oberstar

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE, NANTES, FRANCE, PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: AIRBUS INDUSTRIES FEDERAL EXPRESS (SMALL PART)
Purpose: TO VISIT AIRBUS FACTORIES & FEDEX HUB & PARTS AIRPORT
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,371.69
source


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: WEST POINT, NY
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,392.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS OFFICIAL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE US-TAIWAN RELATIONSHIP.
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: COOPERSTOWN, NY
Sponsor: American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jul 11, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $770.00
source

Destination: DULLES
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: OF UDVAR-HAZY CENTER
Date: Nov 14, 2003
Expense: $75.00
source

Destination: MUMBAI, INDIA, NEW DELHI, INDIA & AGRA, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: TO MEET GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS OFFICIALS IN INDIA
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,330.36
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT PORT SECURITY, HOMELAND SECURITY AND OTHER ISSUES RELATED JOINT US-SINGAPORE ISSUES
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,500.00
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, U.S. EMBASSY & BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND TO GAIN UNDERSTANDING OF MALAYSIA AND THE REGION
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,035.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Trinita Brown.


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

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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