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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

Tom Delay


Total cost of 216 office trips: $500,479.36


Trips by Tom Delay
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $94,000.93

Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 25, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $28,106.00
source

Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET WITH GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $28,000.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; MEET WITH GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,242.00
source

Destination: MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET WITH GOVERNT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,428.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII TO VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ISSUES IN KONA, HAWAII
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $5,967.28
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT (HOUSE ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT)
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,218.50
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: RESTORATION WEEKEND
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,026.72
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CHARTER TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK ROUNDTRIP
Sponsor: IDT Corporation
Purpose: AIDAC POLICY SPEECH AT EVENT HONORING HOWARD JONAS, CHAIRMAN OF IDT, INC.
Date: Jan 29, 2004
Expense: $3,595.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON-PHOENIX
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,071.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX-KONA-HOUSTON
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 19TH ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,811.22
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tom Delay

Dan Allen
Mary Katherine Ascik
Jonathan Baron
John Barry
Elliot Berke
Tim Berry
Carol Bevan
Trevor Blackann
Juliane Carter
Ryan Flood
Dan Flynn
Deana Funderburk
Geof Gradler
Jonathan Grella
Autumn Hanna
Susan Hirschmann
David James
Kathryn Lehman
Dawn Loffredo
Brett Loper
Andrew Maloney
Morgan Middlemas
Emily Miller
Ed Mullen
Elizabeth Pauls
Thomas Puiz
Thomas Pyle
Stuart Roy
Tony Rudy
Brett Shogren
Josh Shultz
Danielle Simonetta
Amy Steinmann
Juliane Sullivan
Carl Thorsen
Jack Victory
Mildred Webber
Mary Ellen Wright



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.