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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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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Office of

Robert Bennett


Total cost of 93 office trips: $193,008.78


Trips by Robert Bennett
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $71,090.85

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Salt Institute
Purpose: SPOKE AT ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SALT INSTITUTE
Date: Mar 5, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $1,859.21
source

Destination: PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,131.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: CONFERENCE GROUP LTD
Purpose: ADDRESS THE PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS PROPERTY. CASUALTY EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE AS MEMBER OF BANKING COMMITTEE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SUBCOMMITTEE
Date: Nov 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,697.07
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Direct Marketing Association
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE DIRECT MARKETING ASSOCIATION LEADERS FORUM REGARDING PRIVACY, TAX, AND OTHER BANKING ISSUES
Date: Mar 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,369.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,326.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,164.16
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT AN AIPAC CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $434.59
source

Destination: TUSCON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK CONFERENCE
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $553.50
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,179.00
source

Destination: SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TPN SPRING MEETING
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,944.18
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $739.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: JFK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT/THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,935.48
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,076.20
source

Destination: CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO
Sponsor: Utah Automobile Dealers Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,760.00
source

Destination: LONDON/PARIS/BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SO HE ATTENDED, PARTICIPATED, AND SPOKE AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER IN A SERIES OF EVENTS
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,276.26
source

Destination: GERMANY (MUNICH)
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THEIR CONFERENCE IN GERMANY
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $7,187.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SO HE ATTENDED, PARTICIPATED, AND SPOKE AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 14, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,660.00
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT PARTICIPATED IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,798.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Bennett

Catharine Ackerson
Jennifer Belnap
James Brannon
Derek Brown
James Cobb
Mary Jane Collipriest
Fitchugh Elder
John Falls
Reed Garfield
Brian Higginbotham
Matt Hiller
Luke Johnson
Donald Marron
John Mcinerney
Tom Miller
Natasha Moore
Mark Morrison
Shaun Parkin
Kerk Phillips
Wendell Primus
Diane Rogers
Richard Rowdy Yeates
Kurt Schulet
Amber Sechrist
Tim Sheehan
Larry Shepherd
Chad Stone
William Triplett
Leah Uhlmann
Deborah Veres
Jeff Wrase
Paul Yost



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 08.12.14

    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

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

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