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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

Michael Oxley


Total cost of 293 office trips: $492,111.80


Trips by Michael Oxley
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $94,306.83

Destination: HYANNIS, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,246.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: BOARD MEETING TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE FUTURE SIGHTS & TOPICS FOR RIPON EDUCATIONAL FUND TRANSATLANTIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Date: Nov 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH U.S. GOVERNMENT/EUROPEAN COUNTERPARTS ON BIOTECHNOLOGY, E-COMMERCE, HEALTHCARE AND OTHER IMPORTANT ISSUES
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $9,900.00
source

Destination: PERSHIRE-EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $9,732.57
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM'S ANNUAL MEETING IN DAVOS
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $9,464.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC MEETING WITH EUROPEAN LEADERSHIP
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $15,174.81
source

Destination: LONDON - SCOTLAND - DULLES; WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE; INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,436.00
source

Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,595.00
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2004 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $8,382.06
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $11,769.17
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE NETWORK
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE SPEECH AND MEETING WITH SHAREHOLDER ADVOCATES
Date: Jul 5, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,606.79
source

Destination: EDINBURG SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC MEETING/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,500.43
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Oxley

Peter Barrett
Dirk Bartlett
Sidney Blackmer
Dale Brown
Madeline Burns
Peter Burnt
John Butler
Cindy Chetti
James Clinger
James Conzelman
Justin Daly
Sapna Delacourt
Jared Dilley
Thomas Duncan
Dina Ellis
David Eppstein
Peter Erdman
Tucker Foote
Bob Foster
Alfred Garesche
Sam Geduldig
Kyle Gilster
Robert Gordon
Terry Haines
Hugh Halpern
Brant Imperatore
Kristen Jaconi
Tallman Johnson
Timothy Johnson
Clinton Jones
Paul Kangas
Karen Lynch
Kevin Macmillan
James Maday
Barbara Matthews
Tom Mccrocklin
Carter Mcdowell
Brookly Mclaughlin
Thomas Montgomery
Sarah Morgan
David Oxner
Peggy Peterson
Joe Pinner
Brendan Reilly
Linda Rich
Christopher Rosello
Aquiles Suarez
Charles Symington
Charles Sywington
Frank Tillotson
Glenn Westrich
W Scott Wilber
Greg Zerzan



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.