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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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CLAY, WILLIAM L SR, Democratic Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $25,398.03

Average cost per trip - $3,174.75
Total number of days spent traveling - 35 days
Rank of representative - 255 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Tri-Caucus Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $60.81
Lodging Cost - $598.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $658.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - January 3, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - other expenses include airport tax

Travel Cost - $1,475.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $172.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $2,367.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - March 26, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Luncheon speaker, breakfast speaker, panelist at housing summit
Notes - March 26 date was at personal expense, family accompanied at no additional expense to sponsor.

Travel Cost - $355.00
Lodging Cost - $814.36
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,169.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Foundation of Women Legislators
Dates - August 29, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $393.59
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $488.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lausanne, Switzerland

Purpose - to participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - spouse, Ivie L. Clay

Travel Cost - $5,512.60
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,712.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CitiGroup, PhRMA, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Port of New Orleans, iGATE Technologies, Odebrecht, Coca-Cola, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Brasilia, Brazil - El Salvador

Purpose - fact finding mission; meetings with government and business officials; conference participant
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,811.00
Lodging Cost - $738.00
Meal Cost - $261.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,810.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - UAW
Dates - January 15, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - Speaking engagement --UAW Region 3's 4th Annual Diversity dinner & awards ceremony
Notes - 2:26 St Louis, MO - 4:44 Indianapolis, IN / 8:25 Indianapolis, IN - 11:15 Cincinnati, OH - 11:42 St Louis, MO

Travel Cost - $841.29
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $841.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National League of Postmasters
Dates - July 31, 2005 - August 3, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Attend and speak at Postmasters Convention
Notes - St Louis, MO - San Juan, PR - St Louis, MO Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,300.38
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,350.38

Additional family members - Yes

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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.