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The Science of Smart

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Chinese Int'l Economic Cooperation Assn - $235,533.85 spent on 28 trips
46.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
53.2% spent on Republican Party

ACKERMAN, GARY L - Democratic Party
January 11, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (5 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $4,970.00

BERKLEY, SHELLEY - Democratic Party
January 15, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (6 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $12,090.00

BURTON, DANNY L - Republican Party
December 6, 2003 - December 18, 2003 (13 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - official visit with Pres./Am. Institute/and government and business leaders.
Total Cost - $7,250.00

CALLAHAN, HERBERT L - Republican Party
March 21, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (9 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $10,500.00

CHABOT, STEVE - Republican Party
January 13, 2003 - January 21, 2003 (9 days)
Taiwan - Japan
Purpose - To participate in international inter-parliamentary conference on Asian-Pacific security and meet with Taiwanese officials including President, VP, Premier Speaker and legislators, and to meet with Japanese ministers and legislators.
Total Cost - $8,539.60

CHABOT, STEVE - Republican Party
January 3, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (13 days)
Lahore, Pakistan - Kotli Nunan, Pakistan - Islamibad, Pakistan - Muzzafarrabad, Pakistan - Bombay, India - Ahmedabad, India - New Delhi, India - Taipei, Taiwan
Co-sponsor(s): Inayat Begum Foundation, Jubilee Campaign, USA
Purpose - Pakistan/India portion: to meet and build relationships with local officials and NGO's particularly on human rights issues. Taiwan portion: speak at Asia-Pacific Security Interparliamentary Forum, meet with President, vice-president and prime minister
Total Cost - $6,959.92

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
March 21, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (9 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - fact finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $5,250.00

FALEOMAVAEGA, ENI - Democratic Party
February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Hong Kong - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea
Co-sponsor(s): Better Hong Kong Foundation, Korea-US Exchange Council
Purpose - Increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Total Cost - $25,483.86

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Hong Kong - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea
Co-sponsor(s): Better Hong Kong Foundation, Korea-US Exchange Council
Purpose - Increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Total Cost - $11,743.55

GUTKNECHT, GILBERT W JR - Republican Party
January 15, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (6 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Co-sponsor(s): Better Hong Kong Foundation, Korea-US Exchange Council
Purpose - Fact-finding visit
Total Cost - $6,870.00

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
January 10, 2003 - January 18, 2003 (9 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $11,346.00

POMEROY, EARL RALPH - Democratic Party
February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Hong Kong - Taiwan - South Korea
Co-sponsor(s): Better Hong Kong Foundation, Korea-US Exchange Council
Purpose - increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Total Cost - $11,838.30

RANGEL, CHARLES B - Democratic Party
December 12, 2002 - December 18, 2002 (7 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - fact-finding and education
Total Cost - $5,830.00

ROHRABACHER, DANA - Republican Party
January 12, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (8 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - economic conference/ research
Total Cost - $10,173.62

SESSIONS, PETE - Republican Party
March 23, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (7 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $9,200.00

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
January 14, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (7 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding Visit
Total Cost - $3,790.00

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
January 15, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (3 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $6,539.00

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
June 26, 2004 - June 30, 2004 (5 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $4,500.00

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (8 days)
Taipei, Taiwan - Kao-hsiung, Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding trip/meeting with high government officials
Total Cost - $7,250.00

CULBERSON, JOHN - Republican Party
November 28, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (7 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Learn about Taiwan's defense needs and the trade relationship between Taiwan and America (especially Houston)
Total Cost - $8,000.00

GINGREY, PHILLIP J - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (5 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-Finding & Education visit
Total Cost - $14,500.00

BURTON, DANNY L - Republican Party
October 19, 2004 - October 28, 2004 (10 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $5,750.00

GONZALEZ, CHARLES A - Democratic Party
November 5, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (7 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact finding, educational visit
Total Cost - $7,250.00

LANGEVIN, JAMES R - Democratic Party
December 1, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (4 days)
Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Total Cost - $4,840.00

KENNEDY, PATRICK J - Democratic Party
January 4, 2004 - January 7, 2004 (4 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Promote and strengthen cultural and economic ties to Rhode Island
Total Cost - $4,700.00

GARRETT, E SCOTT - Republican Party
January 12, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (5 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Familiarization / Educational trip to Taiwan
Total Cost - $5,080.00

CARTER, JOHN - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (6 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Fact-finding.
Total Cost - $7,190.00

FALEOMAVAEGA, ENI - Democratic Party
August 12, 2005 - August 19, 2005 (8 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Purpose - Attending Democratic Pacific Union inaugural meeting and fact finding / educational visit
Total Cost - $8,100.00

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.
  • 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.