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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

Thomas Ewing


Total cost of 10 office trips: $24,971.70


Trips by Thomas Ewing
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $22,198.53

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $6,470.14
source

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN AG RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $482.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $4,287.68
source

Destination: RALEIGH, N.C.; ST. LOUIS (MO); MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COTTON AND BIOTECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,068.00
source

Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SWEETNER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,598.95
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Sponsor: Arctic Power
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ANWR TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,181.44
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,110.32
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Ewing

Richard Grant



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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  • 08.20.14

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    Learning to love tests

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  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

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