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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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.

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PETRI, TOM, Republican Party
Wisconsin

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $19,303.95

Average cost per trip - $1,484.92
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 310 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 22, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speak to legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,496.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $182.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,078.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Associated General Contractors of America
Dates - March 23, 2001 - March 23, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Speech at legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $748.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $748.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Public Transportation Association
Dates - October 2, 2001 - October 2, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Attend APTA conference
Notes - No location specified

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $300.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Dates - July 12, 2002 - July 13, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - attend and speak at conference on national railroad issues
Notes - accompanied by spouse Anne Petri

Travel Cost - $641.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,001.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Century Business Services, Inc.
Dates - April 22, 2002 - April 22, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - speak at seminar with local officials and private sector on federal highway funding and reauthorization of TEA 21
Notes -

Travel Cost - $304.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $17.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $321.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Associated General Contractors of America
Dates - February 8, 2003 - February 8, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - speak at conference about TEA21 Reauthorization
Notes -

Travel Cost - $376.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $391.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hinkley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah
Dates - January 13, 2003 - January 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - speak at political science conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $388.00
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost - $52.78
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $539.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Railway Supply Institute
Dates - April 14, 2004 - April 14, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - to address RSI conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $839.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $839.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - AAR's Legislative Conference
Notes - LaJolla, CA - Denver, CO

Travel Cost - $541.63
Lodging Cost - $326.00
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,027.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bicycle Business Leadership Conference
Dates - February 6, 2004 - February 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,148.20
Lodging Cost - $138.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,286.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Japan Legislative Exchange Program
Dates - November 8, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Attend and participate in legislative exchange program
Notes - Washington, DC - Tokyo, Japan - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $7,997.87
Lodging Cost - $345.79
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,343.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 3, 2004 - December 3, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Participation in a roundtable discussion on Kid's Accounts - A Platform for Financial Security
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $339.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $3.25
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $342.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - French American Foundation
Dates - February 21, 2005 - February 22, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - US-French Congressional Roundtable
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris, France (one-way ticket)

Travel Cost - $1,640.10
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,085.10

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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.

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    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.
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    Reinventing College for a New Kind of Student

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