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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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MURKOWSKI, FRANK, Republican Party
Alaska

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $63,519.79

Average cost per trip - $4,234.65
Total number of days spent traveling - 55 days
Rank of representative - 84 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Seafood Processors Assoc.
Dates - February 27, 2000 - February 29, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speech at convention
Notes - Wife, Nancy accompanied.

Travel Cost - $5,828.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,508.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - July 14, 2000 - July 16, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - speech at annual meeting
Notes - Wife, Nancy accompanied.

Travel Cost - $326.83
Lodging Cost - $1,213.62
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,690.45

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association for Energy Economics, Cleveland OH
Dates - September 25, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - MN - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - speech to annual conference
Notes - Wife, Nancy accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,387.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,387.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - MGN, Inc.
Dates - February 14, 2000 - February 14, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Skull Valley, UT

Purpose - site visit. Skull Valley Nuclear Disposal Site
Notes - Wife, Nancy accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,659.54
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $182.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,842.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - Participant, Global Environment Conference
Notes - Wife, Nancy accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,989.60
Lodging Cost - $1,443.00
Meal Cost - $960.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,392.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - BP, Rio Tinto, Edison Electric Institute
Dates - January 9, 2000 - January 15, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Madrid, Spain

Purpose - World Energy briefings by BP, intl. Mineral Market, Forecast for 2000 and beyond briefings by Rio Tinto, meeting with Spanish Electric Association and a site visit to their nuclear plant facilities
Notes - Wife, Nancy accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,611.57
Lodging Cost - $2,590.17
Meal Cost - $442.63
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,644.37

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office
Dates - April 16, 2000 - April 25, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan - Hong Kong

Purpose - accompanied Sen. Murkowski
Notes - Senator's travel paid by U.S. State Dept.

Travel Cost - $7,223.32
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,223.32

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - speech and discussion panel participant at the institute's CEO meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,101.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $129.43
Other Cost - $3.86
Total Cost - $6,234.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Phillips Petroleum Company
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 3, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Ship christening
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,184.80
Lodging Cost - $237.08
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,571.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alyeska Pipeline Services Co, Era Aviation
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Anchorage, AK - Valdez, AK - Fairbanks, AK - Deadhorse, AK

Purpose - Fact-finding trip related to the exploration development and transportation of oil and gas from the Alaska North Slope and associated communities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,340.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,340.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - TXU
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Big Spring, TX

Purpose - wind power tour and energy/nuclear briefing
Notes - lodging included meals

Travel Cost - $2,356.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,556.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Williams Companies
Dates - April 29, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,212.00
Lodging Cost - $335.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,747.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - conference on convergence of US National Security and the Global Environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,984.92
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,864.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Royal Carribean International
Dates - November 10, 2001 - November 12, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - congressional overview cruise
Notes - lodging cost includes meals

Travel Cost - $712.00
Lodging Cost - $899.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,611.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Waterfall Charitable Organization
Dates - October 19, 2001 - October 22, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Talkeetna, AK

Purpose - Alaska 2001 youth summit
Notes - lodging cost includes meals

Travel Cost - $1,673.80
Lodging Cost - $233.10
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,906.90

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.