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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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CORNYN, JOHN, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 18
Total cost of trips - $73,859.22

Average cost per trip - $4,103.29
Total number of days spent traveling - 39 days
Rank of representative - 64 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Dallas Prayer Breakfast
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 25, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $89.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bo Pilgrim, Pilgrims Pride
Dates - November 20, 2003 - November 20, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement at Dallas Baptist University
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,446.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,446.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Jewish Coalition
Dates - January 31, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - speaker at annual RJC conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,200.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Toyota Corporation
Dates - February 10, 2003 - February 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - speaker at announcement ceremony for new Toyota manufacturing plant in San Antonio
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $2,966.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,966.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washingtons Birthday Celebration Association
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Laredo, TX

Purpose - keynote speaker at International Bridge Ceremony
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $139.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Roundtable
Dates - May 1, 2003 - May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - attended the Business Roundtable's Congress and The Economy program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $989.00
Lodging Cost - $707.88
Meal Cost - $215.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,911.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orange County, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - good faith estimate. McAllen, TX - Orange County, CA

Travel Cost - $2,216.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,236.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 6, 2004 - January 6, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $12,861.42
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $357.47
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,818.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Texas Review of Law and Politics
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speak to Texas Review of Law and Politics
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $920.00
Meal Cost - $292.07
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,212.07

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Larry Benson, LP Investments
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 2, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Portrait hanging at St. Mary's Law School and speak at Center for Terrorism Opening
Notes - Washington, DC - San Antonio

Travel Cost - $756.69
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $756.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Patrick Kennedy, Jr.
Dates - May 15, 2004 - May 15, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speak at the Trinity University Commencement
Notes -

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute on Congress and American History
Dates - June 13, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - Speak to the Institute on Congress and American History
Notes - other expense not specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $110.00
Meal Cost - $99.34
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $209.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stanford Financial Group
Dates - November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Antigua and Barbuda

Purpose - Financial services industry fact-finding mission hosted by constituent company with substantial operations on site
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,157.00
Lodging Cost - $2,844.00
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost - $180.00
Total Cost - $7,441.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 12, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - Speak to the Texas Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee)
Dates - October 23, 2004 - October 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Give remarks to the AIPAC Senate Club (part of the AIPAC National Summit)
Notes -

Travel Cost - $587.46
Lodging Cost - $155.94
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $743.40
Total Cost - $1,486.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce - Borderfest Border Texan of the Year Committee
Dates - March 1, 2005 - March 2, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hidalgo, TX

Purpose - Receive 2005 Border Texan of the Year Award and speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $22,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $22,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,586.15
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $5,748.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,786.15
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,748.15

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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

  • 08.20.14

    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.
  • 08.12.14

    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.
  • 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.