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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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LEAHY, PATRICK, Democratic Party
Vermont

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $31,313.08

Average cost per trip - $3,914.14
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 208 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - speech to the association
Notes - wife accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,093.00
Lodging Cost - $696.20
Meal Cost - $196.95
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $2,021.15

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation
Dates - June 3, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlantic City, NJ

Purpose - remarks at MCLEF annual banquette
Notes - Marcelle Leahy accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $475.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 7, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - remarks at Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation banquet
Notes - Marcelle Leahy

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $225.00
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $295.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Simons Foundation
Dates - November 30, 2001 - December 4, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - Remarks and acceptance of The Simons Foundation award for peace and disarmament.
Notes - Marcelle Leahy

Travel Cost - $5,325.00
Lodging Cost - $197.73
Meal Cost - $72.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,595.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 8, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Panel discussion hosted by the consumer electronic association at the consumer electronic show.
Notes - Marcell Leahy accompanied the Senator on this trip

Travel Cost - $2,022.00
Lodging Cost - $735.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,857.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Allen & Company
Dates - July 12, 2002 - July 14, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sun Valley, ID

Purpose - Discussion in the panel session on HIV/AIDS at the Allen & Company Annual Conference
Notes - Marcell Leahy accompanied the Senator on this trip

Travel Cost - $1,413.00
Lodging Cost - $1,009.00
Meal Cost - $395.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,817.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - McConnell Center for Political Leadership
Dates - March 2, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Remarks to the "McConnell Scholars" as well as the general Louisville University community
Notes - Marcella Leahy accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,425.00
Lodging Cost - $135.60
Meal Cost - $189.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,749.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Strategic & Intl Studies (CSIS)
Dates - November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - US Participant in CSIS's high level dialogue entitled "The Future of the US-French Security Relationship" Marcelle accompanied the Senator on this trip.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $13,782.00
Lodging Cost - $821.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,503.00

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

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  • 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.