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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

Susan Collins


Total cost of 36 office trips: $64,100.30


Trips by Susan Collins
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $11,451.25

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE -- INVITED PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,909.93
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: NOVAGRADIC & COMPANY
Purpose: TO GIVE A SPEECH AT THE CREDIT & BOND FINANCING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONFERENCE
Date: May 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $984.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association for Home Care and Hospice
Purpose: GAVE A SPEECH ON LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING HOME HEALTHCARE
Date: Oct 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,104.32
source

Destination:
Sponsor: MEXICO SOLIDARITY NETWORK GLOBAL EXCHANGE, LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE RURAL CRISIS AND STATE OF SMALL FARMERS IN MEXICO
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: ROCKPORT, MAINE
Sponsor: Col Frances Auclair
Purpose: GAVE SPEECH AT THE MAINE UNIT #41 OF WAVES NATIONAL BANQUET (WOMEN VETERANS OF THE SEA SERVICES)
Date: May 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $222.56
source

Destination: ROCKLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: FMC Corporation
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S MEETING OF THE FMC CORPORATION
Date: Aug 21, 2003
Expense: $1,053.57
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS IN SACRAMENTO, SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND AND SAN JOSE
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,458.14
source

Destination: NEWCASTLE, NH
Sponsor: NORTHEASTERN RETAIL LUMBER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: GAVE SPEECH ON LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SESSION OF THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Sep 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $261.63
source

Destination: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: CHICAGO COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS/SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,653.00
source

Destination: SANIBEL, FL
Sponsor: Barrier Island Group for the Arts
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT LECTURE SERIES ON INTELLIGENCE REFORM
Date: Jan 30, 2005
Expense: $804.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Susan Collins

Jane Alonso
Claire Barnard
Michael Bopp
William Card
William Clarkson
James Dohoney
Ann Fisher
Eileen Fisher
Bonnie Heald
Jennifer Hemingway
Paul Howard
David Hunter
Rena Johnson
Laura Pyzik
Alec Rogers
Michael Russell
Heather Smith
Shannon Smith
Kirk Walder



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.