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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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NORWOOD, CHARLES W, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $25,942.56

Average cost per trip - $2,161.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 38 days
Rank of representative - 249 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Dental Association
Dates - July 28, 2000 - July 31, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Took wife Gloria Norwood

Travel Cost - $790.00
Lodging Cost - $334.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,294.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Dental Association
Dates - May 18, 2000 - May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - TN

Purpose - to address their members
Notes - no destination listed. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $793.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $933.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Dental Association
Dates - August 16, 2001 - August 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose -
Notes - No purpose specified - accompanied by spouse Gloria Norwood

Travel Cost - $4,414.00
Lodging Cost - $546.12
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,060.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Reliant Energy
Dates - December 26, 2001 - December 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Breakfast briefing and hunting excursion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $691.50
Lodging Cost - $84.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $855.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of North Carolina Dental School
Dates - May 20, 2001 - May 20, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chapel Hill, NC

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes - No location specified - accompanied by spouse Gloria Norwood

Travel Cost - $1,377.60
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $28.62
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,406.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Lung Association, American Thoracic Society
Dates - May 18, 2002 - May 20, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Serve as Plenary Speaker
Notes - accompanied by spouse Gloria Norwood

Travel Cost - $2,333.00
Lodging Cost - $238.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,671.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Association
Dates - May 4, 2002 - May 7, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - attend cable 2002 convention, speech at public policy lunch
Notes - accompanied by spouse Gloria Norwood. [assumed destintion]

Travel Cost - $1,968.00
Lodging Cost - $1,030.80
Meal Cost - $751.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,750.19

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Brown University Public Policy Forum
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 5, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Providence, RI

Purpose - speech
Notes - other expenses include taxi. Brown University

Travel Cost - $1,565.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $1,595.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Rhode Island Medical Association
Dates - November 1, 2003 - November 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Providence, RI - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - RIMS conference-keynote speech
Notes - Spouse, Mrs. Gloria Norwood-speaker's gift, public transportation-other

Travel Cost - $1,851.00
Lodging Cost - $378.56
Meal Cost - $106.43
Other Cost - $88.40
Total Cost - $2,424.39

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Dental Association
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speak at ADA Annual Meeting
Notes - Spouse, Mrs. Gloria Norwood accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,364.00
Lodging Cost - $1,072.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,436.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - participate in Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse, Mrs. Gloria Norwood accompanied. Other costs are for conference jacket and tote bag.

Travel Cost - $1,177.00
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $979.47
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,516.74

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
Dates - June 5, 2004 - June 7, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - 2004 Public Service Award
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans - Washington, DC This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes

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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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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  • 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.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.