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The Science of Smart

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NELSON, E BENJAMIN, Democratic Party
Nebraska

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $34,287.44

Average cost per trip - $2,285.83
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 188 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Big Horn Canyon Ranch Hunting Club
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sheridan, WY

Purpose - to address members of BHCRHC
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,198.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,353.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Clean Fuels Development
Dates - May 6, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - deliver keynote address to annual event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $15.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $45.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jim Jansen
Dates - August 9, 2002 - August 15, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moose Lake, AK

Purpose - Fact-finding on Alaska issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,000.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mass Mutual Insurance
Dates - May 5, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - To deliver a speech to the Association of Life Insurance Council
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,598.50
Lodging Cost - $625.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,348.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in a conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,037.60
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,162.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - State Bar Association of Texas
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 13, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,583.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,618.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Dates - June 21, 2003 - June 23, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,122.60
Lodging Cost - $470.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,642.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kutak Rock
Dates - October 12, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sioux City, IA

Purpose - Speaking engagement on conflict in Iraq, speaking engagement at Ponca State Park dedication ceremony
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,833.88
Lodging Cost - $35.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,898.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mid American Energy Holdings Company
Dates - November 30, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Camilla, GA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $728.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,128.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 11, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Luncheon
Notes -

Travel Cost - $602.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $627.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - To receive the Friend of Zion Award
Notes - other expense not specified

Travel Cost - $7,800.00
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $1,050.00
Total Cost - $12,850.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $25.00
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $129.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Wild Turkey Federation
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $127.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $217.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Manufacturers
Dates - March 31, 2005 - April 1, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speak to the Board of Directors during their Full Board session
Notes -

Travel Cost - $516.22
Lodging Cost - $1,001.14
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,517.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Behlen Manufacturing Co
Dates - December 29, 2004 - January 3, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Advisory board meeting
Notes - Omaha, NE - Naples, FL - Omaha, NE Including spouse 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 - 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

  • 08.19.14

    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.
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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.
  • 07.29.14

    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.