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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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CARPER, THOMAS R, Democratic Party
Delaware

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $21,906.96

Average cost per trip - $1,153.00
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 283 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Department of Energy
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 9, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - examine Yucca Mountains. Philadelphia - Las Vegas
Notes -

Travel Cost - $206.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $246.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement for Edison Electric Institute conference, attend Brookings Institute conference. Philadelphia - Las Vegas
Notes -

Travel Cost - $215.50
Lodging Cost - $436.31
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $651.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - DLC rescheduled spring meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,195.95
Lodging Cost - $283.82
Meal Cost - $124.86
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,604.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bar Association
Dates - October 3, 2003 - October 3, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speaking at National Class Action continuing legal education workshop.
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $120.00
Total Cost - $420.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Government Relations Council
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - spoke on panel regarding class action reform, with a number of members of congress
Notes - at Greenbrier Resort

Travel Cost - $743.50
Lodging Cost - $743.10
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,486.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democrat Leadership Council
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 11, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - participate in national stakeholders meetings to discuss policy/message strategy for the coming year.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $333.01
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $59.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $392.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Dates - January 3, 2004 - January 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Fact finding meeting in Detroit, MI
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,340.40
Lodging Cost - $214.39
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,554.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Association
Dates - March 18, 2004 - March 18, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meeting with high level executives of financial services companies, arranged by SIA.
Notes - A portion of the travel expense includes 1/3 the cost of a shared private car used for transportation in NYC.

Travel Cost - $372.36
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $412.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 26, 2004 - March 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - DLC Spring Retreat, Sen. Carper was a speaker at a breakfast panel on 3/27.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,145.50
Lodging Cost - $348.00
Meal Cost - $169.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,662.98

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Railway Supply Institute
Dates - April 14, 2004 - April 15, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Addressed the 2004 RSI Spring Legislative Conference.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,681.05
Lodging Cost - $201.65
Meal Cost - $88.34
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,971.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 28, 2003 - July 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Participation in panel discussion.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so costs not listed. Costs are for car service from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia, PA.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Govt Relations Council
Dates - October 15, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Annual Meeting, Senator Carper addressed attendees regarding issues facing Congress,
Notes -

Travel Cost - $216.40
Lodging Cost - $1,924.70
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,141.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - March 25, 2005 - March 31, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education Mission
Notes - NOTE: Christopher Carper traveled with Senator Carper at the expense of Senator Carper. Other Expenses include security costs while traveling.

Travel Cost - $4,160.65
Lodging Cost - $1,431.40
Meal Cost - $291.48
Other Cost - $2,574.79
Total Cost - $8,458.32

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 30, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Senator Carper participated as a featured speaker at the Democratic Leadership Council Spring Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $29.04
Lodging Cost - $283.37
Meal Cost - $120.72
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $433.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jobs for America's Graduates
Dates - May 25, 2004 - May 25, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Dinner at JAG board meeting
Notes - This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jobs for America's Graduates
Dates - October 15, 2004 - October 15, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Alexandria, VA

Purpose - JAG board meeting
Notes - Wilmington, DE - Washington, DC - Wilmington, DE This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jobs for America's Graduates
Dates - December 8, 2004 - December 9, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Annual JAG leadership event
Notes - This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 24, 2005 - July 25, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - National Conversation - Senator Carper addressed the gathering of elected officials from across the country
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $103.46
Meal Cost - $118.23
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $221.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jobs for America's Graduates
Dates - July 28, 2005 - July 28, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Alexandria, VA

Purpose - Senator Carper spoke at JAG's National Training Seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $250.00

Additional family members - No

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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.

Recent Posts

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    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?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.