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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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NEY, ROBERT W, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $50,295.36

Average cost per trip - $4,191.28
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 125 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Power Microwave Institute
Dates - January 12, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Baden-Baden, Germany

Purpose - U.S.-German roundtable for the 21st century
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,001.05
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $5,551.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Mortgage Brokers
Dates - June 24, 2000 - June 26, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - National Association of Mortgage Brokers annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $294.00
Lodging Cost - $318.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $612.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - 2000 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - no specific location - took children Bobby and Kayla Ney - "other" is $50 for ground transportation, $100 for "children"

Travel Cost - $3,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $5,400.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein - Germany

Purpose - U.S. - German Roundtable
Notes - Accompanied by child Bobby Ney

Travel Cost - $13,490.00
Lodging Cost - $498.00
Meal Cost - $550.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,538.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Association
Dates - April 18, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - To address a securities conference.
Notes - accompanied by spouse Liz Ney

Travel Cost - $4,127.29
Lodging Cost - $999.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,926.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Owens-Corning
Dates - January 25, 2002 - January 25, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Toledo, OH

Purpose - constituent meeting
Notes - transportation cost includes staff travel

Travel Cost - $6,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 15, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados

Purpose - meet with U.S., and Antigua and Barbados government officials about tourism and financial services industries
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,033.35
Lodging Cost - $1,659.15
Meal Cost - $139.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,831.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Manufactured Housing Association
Dates - March 17, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Elkhart, IN

Purpose - 1. Onsite tour of manufactured housing facility 2. Review issues affecting manufactured housing industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,105.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $39.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,144.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - FN Aviation
Dates - February 20, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Meetings regarding trade and international business matters
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,699.25
Lodging Cost - $733.00
Meal Cost - $275.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,707.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boich Companies
Dates - January 18, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Discussion of energy legislation for the 108th Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $254.00
Meal Cost - $131.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $385.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Assn
Dates - July 10, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speech to the ABA's summer meeting
Notes - Pittsburgh, PA - White Sulphur Springs, WV - Pittsburgh, PA

Travel Cost - $689.20
Lodging Cost - $310.81
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,000.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Center for Public Policy
Dates - August 3, 2002 - August 9, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Scotland - London, England

Purpose - Speech to Scottish parliamentarian; attend Edinburgh Military tattoo; visit British Parliament
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,500.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,200.00

Additional family members - No

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
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    Is school funding fair?

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