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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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NEAL, RICHARD E, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $16,789.75

Average cost per trip - $1,199.27
Total number of days spent traveling - 43 days
Rank of representative - 338 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 5, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Chatham, MA

Purpose - Educational seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $375.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,575.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 4, 2001 - July 7, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Chatham, MA

Purpose - Educational issues seminar
Notes - travel by private automobile

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,215.00
Meal Cost - $456.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,671.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Legislative issues conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,650.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Advertising Agencies
Dates - February 8, 2002 - February 9, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - congressional educational seminar on advertising and tax deductibility
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $324.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $399.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chubb Corporation
Dates - February 7, 2002 - February 8, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - congressional educational seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $316.50
Lodging Cost - $324.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $640.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Brookings
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $918.00
Lodging Cost - $1,617.17
Meal Cost - $522.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,057.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - May 17, 2002 - May 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Albuquerque, NM

Purpose - education seminar at Lumidigm Biometrics
Notes -

Travel Cost - $622.50
Lodging Cost - $810.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,482.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 4, 2003 - July 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Newport, RI

Purpose - Legislative seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $590.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,090.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Burn Association
Dates - December 17, 2003 - December 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - educational meetings with burn physicians to discuss issues affecting the medical field including physicians reimbursement, Medicare, medical research and emergency response preparedness
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $390.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $390.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chubb Corp.
Dates - December 16, 2003 - December 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - educational meeting on congressional issues affecting insurance industry including asbestos-related issues, taxes, legal reform and insurance regulation
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $390.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $440.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - June 30, 2004 - July 3, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cape Cod, MA

Purpose - Congressional leadership educational seminar
Notes - Cape Cod, MA (by personal automobile)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,185.00
Meal Cost - $285.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,470.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 16, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cleveland, OH - Hartford, OH

Purpose - To speak to group regarding Social Security Reform
Notes - Washington, DC - Cleveland, Oh - Hartford/Springfield

Travel Cost - $330.00
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $469.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Denver Forum, City Club of San Diego
Dates - March 30, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO - San Diego, CA

Purpose - To address two public policy forums on the topic of Social Security reform
Notes - Boston, MA - Denver, CO - San Diego, CA - Boston, MA Oxford Hotel in CO, Holiday Inn in San Diego, each $149.00/night.

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,475.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 1, 2005 - July 3, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chatham, MA

Purpose - Legislative seminar / Bipartisan educational leadership seminar
Notes - Wequassett Inn, Chatham, MA (by personal automobile)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $810.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $980.00

Additional family members - No

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.