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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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WAMP, ZACH, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $13,609.32

Average cost per trip - $2,268.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 386 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Williams Company
Dates - October 25, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tulsa, OK

Purpose - fact finding - tour of energy plant
Notes - Location of this trip was not disclosed. Spouse Kim Wamp accompaied.

Travel Cost - $2,006.96
Lodging Cost - $277.62
Meal Cost - $21.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,305.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - for bipartisan retreat
Notes - with spouse Kim and children Weston and Coty Wamp - lodging includes meals cost

Travel Cost - $875.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,101.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Coal Utilization Research Council
Dates - March 28, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Purpose - Education & exchange on fossil fuel technologies. Visits & briefings on coal gasification / clean coal / German government energy policy
Notes - Washington, DC - Berlin/Amsterdam - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,718.83
Lodging Cost - $804.00
Meal Cost - $401.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,924.39

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Keystone Center
Dates - February 18, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - To participate in the Keystone Energy Board Winter Conference as a panelist in the Energy Policy plenary session
Notes - Chattanooga, TN - Denver, CO - Chattanooga, TN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $695.64
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $35.18
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $730.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - July 25, 2004 - August 4, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania - Cape Town, South Africa

Purpose - To investigate airport security, border security, port security, the World Food Program and the multi-billion AIDS programs
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Dar Es Salaam - Cape Town - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $2,967.41
Lodging Cost - $109.64
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,077.05

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Morgan Keegan
Dates - May 22, 2005 - May 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Homeland security conference keynote address
Notes - WAS - NYP - WAS

Travel Cost - $1,080.65
Lodging Cost - $389.83
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,470.48

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.