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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

Ralph Regula


Total cost of 30 office trips: $91,093.50


Trips by Ralph Regula
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $50,142.16

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. - RUSSIAN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,951.20
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,372.00
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,817.26
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C./MIAMI, FLORIDA; CLEVELAND, OHIO
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,684.34
source

Destination: PHOENIX, ARIZ
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $5,832.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO AGA PUBLIC AFFAIRS & MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $848.72
source

Destination: UNION STATION, NEW YORK, N.Y.
Sponsor: Edmond J Safra Philanthropic Foundation
Purpose: SPEECH AT DEDICATION OF SAFRA SYNAGOGUE, N.Y., N.Y.
Date: Dec 5, 2002
Expense: $452.00
source

Destination: DCA - MONTEGO BAY - CLEVELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR/CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,924.80
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEX.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,188.02
source

Destination: CANCUN MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,425.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES - LOS ANGELES - CLEVELAND, OHIO
Sponsor: BROAD FOUNDATION
Purpose: 2005 STRATEGIC ADVISORY RETREAT W/ NATIONAL EDUCATION LEADERS TO DISCUSS FUTURE INVESTMENT
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,646.02
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ralph Regula

Viquar Ahmad
Karen Buttaro
Susan Firth
Jason Grove
Rick Limardo
Lori Rowley
Connie Veillette



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

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  • 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

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