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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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

Don Nickles


Total cost of 112 office trips: $304,648.74


Trips by Don Nickles
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $82,961.39

Destination: ST. THOMAS
Sponsor: Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Inc
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,531.98
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Beer Institute
Purpose: SPEAK - KEYNOTE, BEER INSTITUTE WINTER RETREAT
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,386.54
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $12,200.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $970.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,777.67
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,470.00
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Lincoln Club of Northern California
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $5,875.07
source

Destination: GEORGIA
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE AUGUSTA PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,646.56
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,993.54
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,900.00
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: Century Business Services Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,975.00
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $10,208.36
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Clark Consulting
Purpose: SPEECH AT CLARK BARDES FEDERAL POLICY GROUP
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,579.60
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,647.80
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,010.47
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, CO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,082.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $9,706.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Don Nickles

Derek Albro
Amy Angelier
Kathryn Barr
W Bret Bernhardt
Daniel Brandt
Daniel Branelt
Cara Duckworth
Katherine Gumerson
Stacey Harley
Megan Hauck
Rachel Hensler
Jody Hernandez
Don Kent
Matthew Kirk
Chan Klingensmith
J Mclane Layton
Stacey Lowder
Hazen Marshall
Marlo Meuli
Diane Moery
Stephen Moffitt
Lee Morris
Aaron Mullins
Maureen O'neill
Michael Osburn
K Gayle Osterberg
Anne Oswalt
David Pappone
Roy Phillips
Jennifer Quinlan
Brook Simmons
Margaret Stewart
Eric Ueland
C Stewart Verdery
Binyamin Zomer



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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    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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and Vocational Ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing College for a New Kind of Student

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