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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

Roger Wicker


Total cost of 32 office trips: $115,225.64


Trips by Roger Wicker
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $60,414.23

Destination: GALVESTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 19TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BURDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,555.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $632.11
source

Destination: AMSTERDAME TO VENICE, ITALY (KLM)
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,688.20
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,828.71
source

Destination: MEMPHIS TO PHOENIX TO MEMPHIS FOR GAYLE WICKER MEMPHIS TO PHOENIX FOR REP. WICKER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX - PUERTO VALLARTA - MEMPHIS FOR REP. WICKER; MEMPHIS - PUERTO VALLARTA - MEMPHIS FOR CAROLINE WICKER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA IN PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $7,521.84
source

Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: KOREA US EXCHANGE COUNCIL AND US MALAYSIA EXCHANGE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: S. KOREA: MEET W/ADMIN REPS. MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, NAT'L SECURITY ADVISOR, & US BUSINESS TO DISCUSS US TROOP PRESENCE IN KOREA/N. KOREA NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION. MALAYSIA: MEET W/ PRIME MINISTER AND OTHER CABINET OFFICIALS TO LEARN MORE OF THE US BUSINESS &
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $27,757.98
source

Destination: MANASSAS, VA - STARKVILLE, MS, MUNICIPAL AIRSTRIP
Sponsor: Aurora Flight Sciences
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH FOR RIBBON CUTTING/GRAND OPENING AT AURORA'S STARKVILLE UAV FACTORY. PRIVATE AIRCRAFT WAS USED. EQUIVALENT FIRST CLASS AIRFARE FROM DCA TO GTR
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $616.70
source

Destination:
Sponsor: ISLE OF CAPRI CORP.
Purpose: CHARITY BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE BB KING MUSEUM
Date: Jul 30, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $334.19
source

Destination: DULBIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US - RUSSIA - EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $8,841.30
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Roger Wicker

Bradley Ayers
Michelle Barlow
Jennifer Biggy
Kim Chamberlin
John Keast
Aubert Kimbrell
James Perry
Lemuel Smith
Susan Sweat
Erskine Wells



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.