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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

David Hobson


Total cost of 29 office trips: $134,247.93


Trips by David Hobson
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $70,070.23

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W VA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: ACPA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Sep 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $4,900.28
source

Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2001 TRANS ATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $19,571.56
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W VA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: ACPA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,867.98
source

Destination: LANAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,625.78
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. AND COLUMBUS, OHIO TO MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,463.40
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: MEETING TO DISCUSS OUTLOOK FOR AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,142.30
source

Destination: CANCUUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,883.00
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2004 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $15,226.78
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-FT. MYERS, FL-COLUMBUS, OH
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,851.84
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2005 CONGRESSIONAL ADVISORY BOARD POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,537.31
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of David Hobson

Mary Beth Carozza
Ryan Gang
Ryan Gaug
Kenneth Kraft
Wayne Struble
Brian Worth



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.