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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.

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Back to The Data

Office of

Randy Neugebauer


Total cost of 10 office trips: $28,469.08


Trips by Randy Neugebauer
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $18,519.84

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $9,213.68
source

Destination: BOSTON MA
Sponsor: National Association of Home Builders
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,683.00
source

Destination: LUBBOCK TEXAS-CHICAGO ILLINOIS-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL MISSION TO CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCHANTILE EXCHANGE AS A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE
Date: Oct 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,941.18
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $923.62
source

Destination: DC TO BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: DISCUSS/REVIEW NATIONAL ISSUES AND LEGISLATIVE IDEAS
Date: Feb 2, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,224.81
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW YORK, NY-LUBBOCK, TX (DISTRICT)
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE-GOLDMAN SACHS (BEV ONLY)-SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSN (MEAL
Purpose: OFFICIAL FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS FROM THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $2,533.55
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Randy Neugebauer

Jodi Detwiler
Katherine Reding



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

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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  • 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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.