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The Science of Smart

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SMITH, GORDON HAROLD, Republican Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $36,751.96

Average cost per trip - $2,297.00
Total number of days spent traveling - 44 days
Rank of representative - 177 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Brigham Young University
Dates - March 31, 2000 - April 2, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - make speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $740.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $880.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Iranian Council
Dates - May 5, 2000 - May 7, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $270.00
Lodging Cost - $790.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,060.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Council on Foreign Relations
Dates - October 10, 2000 - October 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Durham, NC

Purpose - participate in a debate
Notes -

Travel Cost - $551.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $58.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $609.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - February 18, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $183.00
Lodging Cost - $236.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $419.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sea Trek Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 20, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Liverpool, England

Purpose - keynote speech, unveiling of statue
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,160.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,160.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Brigham Young University -- J. Reuben Clark Law School
Dates - October 1, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $632.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $632.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund of Ash Hatorah
Dates - August 5, 2002 - August 5, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $615.49
Lodging Cost - $444.73
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,160.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - participate in workshops
Notes -

Travel Cost - $395.00
Lodging Cost - $1,236.00
Meal Cost - $525.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,156.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Motion Picture Association of America
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 20, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $334.48
Lodging Cost - $453.72
Meal Cost - $88.98
Other Cost - $48.00
Total Cost - $925.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southwestern University School of Law
Dates - May 17, 2003 - May 19, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speak at a Dean's Circle Dinner and give a Commencement Speech
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $423.25
Lodging Cost - $136.86
Meal Cost - $55.75
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $635.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Century Business Services Inc
Dates - August 6, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - County Mayo, Ireland

Purpose - Speech, participate in Round Tables
Notes - Other expenses not specified. [Amended to change sponsor from Klessler & Associates][Amended amounts 5/20/05]

Travel Cost - $8,597.15
Lodging Cost - $805.00
Meal Cost - $328.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,731.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Speech, participate in Round Tables
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $8,731.26
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost - $510.14
Total Cost - $11,715.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Cleveland chapter
Dates - August 26, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cleveland, OH

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $339.00
Lodging Cost - $99.33
Meal Cost - $92.71
Other Cost - $42.99
Total Cost - $574.03

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - JED Foundation
Dates - June 7, 2004 - June 7, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote speech
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $92.60
Lodging Cost - $409.91
Meal Cost - $1,150.00
Other Cost - $84.66
Total Cost - $1,737.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speech, participate in roundtable discussions
Notes -

Travel Cost - $864.90
Lodging Cost - $734.50
Meal Cost - $500.18
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,099.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Save American Free Enterprise (SAFE)
Dates - October 28, 2005 - October 29, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pinehurst, NC

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $755.79
Lodging Cost - $407.00
Meal Cost - $93.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,255.79

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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.

Recent Posts

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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.
  • 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.
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    Is school funding fair?

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