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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

E. Clay Shaw


Total cost of 37 office trips: $64,509.60


Trips by E. Clay Shaw
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $26,084.14

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV AND CAREFREE, AZ
Sponsor: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS ASSOC. & LARGE PUBLIC POWER COUNCIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION RE: TAX
Date: Jan 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $0.00
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Destination: TZANEEN, SO. AFRICA-JOHANNESBURG-NAMIBIA
Sponsor: WILD Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO INCLUDE ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCE PRIORITIES AND FOREIGN POLICY
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $0.00
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Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND TO SPEAK ON TRADE IMPLICATIONS OF SOCIAL POLICY PENSION REFORM
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,895.60
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Destination: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: HEAD AMERICAN DELEGATION TO THE COMMISSION ON GLOBAL AGING'S 2ND PLENARY MEETING
Date: Jan 22, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $0.00
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Destination: GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
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Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: MEETING OF BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT LEADERS TO DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES THAT AFFECT RELATIONS BETWEEN U.S. AND SCOTLAND
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $5,105.00
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Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE/CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOC.'S CONFERENCE - "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK"
Date: Mar 16, 2002
Expense: $510.82
source

Destination: MALAGA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: DISCUSS TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS AND PROMOTE TRANSATLANTIC PARTNER THROUGH MEMBER (OF CONGRESS) TO MEMBER (OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT) DIALOGUE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $0.00
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Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO SHARE IDEAS
Date: Jun 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,709.00
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Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SHANNON, IRELAND TO LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Century Business Services Inc
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TRADE SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 3, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,464.84
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND TO FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES THAT AFFECT RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND GREAT BRITIAN
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,944.88
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Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Clark Consulting
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT 2003 CLIENT RETREAT - RE: WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE BUSINESS
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $0.00
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Destination: CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION CAUCUS LEADERSHIP MEETING
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose: TO BRING LEADERS FROM OUTDOOR INDUSTRY & CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS TOGETHER TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING AMERICA'S SPORTING TRADITIONS.
Date: Mar 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $0.00
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Destination: TANZANIA
Sponsor: AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
Purpose: STUDY OF CONSERVATION IN TAU
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $0.00
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Congressional staff traveling under the office of E. Clay Shaw

Bob Castro
Chad Davis
Eric Eikenberg
Tanner Gilreath
Michael Harrington
Christine Pollack
Michael Sewell



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

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 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.