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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

Thomas Davis


Total cost of 87 office trips: $166,215.66


Trips by Thomas Davis
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $27,744.35

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS PRODUCT - EDUCATION / IT SPECHES & PANELS
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,614.81
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: TECHNET, MASSACHUSETTS, KEANE, INC.
Purpose: DISCUSSION W/ 20 LEADING NEW ENGLAND TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVES
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $744.85
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: INAUGURATION OF MEXICAN PRESIDENT - MEETINGS
Date: Nov 29, 2000
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TOUR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW AND LARGEST TECH TRADE SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $339.50
source

Destination: PANAMA, EL SALVADOR
Sponsor: US-PANAMA BUSINESS COUNCIL, GREATER AMERICA BUSINESS COALITION
Purpose: FACT FINDING, TELECOM ISSUES, EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE
Date: May 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,960.00
source

Destination: GREECE
Sponsor: United Hellenic American Congress
Purpose: FACT FINDING, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS/TRADE
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,329.16
source

Destination: COSTA RICA
Sponsor: REPUBLICANS ABROAD
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,055.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: ADDRESS ABA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 9, 2002
Expense: $570.31
source

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: May 25, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,200.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL 1/8/05
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $3,180.72
source

Destination: ASPEN RYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSBURG, MD
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY RETREAT
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Davis

Allyson Blandford
Lawrence Brady
Darcie Brickner
Ellen Brown
John Callender
Stephen Cima
Thomas Costa
Kathryn Coulter
Drew Crockett
Uyen Dinh
Gabriele Forsyth
Roland Foster
Danielle Hallcom
Amy Heerink
Jaime Hjort
John Hunter
Barbara Kahlow
Edward Kidd
Scott Kopple
Christopher Lopez
Marta Lubeck
David Marin
Ronald Martinson
Michael May
Kristine Mcelroy
Shannon Meade
Elizabeth Meyer
R Nicholas Palarino
Chas Phillips
Ashley Proctor
John Rowe
M H Sirh
Dan Skopec
Brian Stout
Shannon Weinberg
Melissa Wojciak
Bill Womack



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

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