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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

Ken Calvert


Total cost of 35 office trips: $65,885.66


Trips by Ken Calvert
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $22,916.19

Destination: GENERIC DRUG SPEECH
Sponsor: Generic Pharmaceutical Association
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT ANNUAL GENERIC DRUG CONVENTION
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $690.57
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Destination: DC - SFO - SAN JOSE - SACRAMENTO - SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Association of California Water Agencies
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,229.23
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Destination:
Sponsor: National Thoroughbred Racing Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,025.46
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Destination: FLY FROM CORONA, CA TO IMPERIAL, CA AND BACK
Sponsor: METROPOLITAN WATER DIST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 25, 2002
Expense: $357.47
source

Destination: SF-V.A.-ONT.
Sponsor: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $499.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Urban Water Institute
Purpose: TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $305.00
source

Destination: OAKLAND
Sponsor: Jacobs Engineering Group
Purpose: VISIT AND INSPECT LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LABORATORY
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $475.00
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Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 28, 2004
Expense: $323.17
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Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-RIYAD, SAUDI ARABIA-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Ziyad Abduljawad
Purpose: TO MEET WITH U.S. EMBASY, CONSULATE OFFICIALS, AND HIGH LEVEL SAUDI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO PROMOTE DISCOURSE AND BETTER RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS. (*NOTE: DUE TO SECURITY RISKS, I STAYED IN A PRIVATE HOME WHERE MEALS WERE PROVIDED. BELOW IS MY BE
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,789.90
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Destination: NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: America's Trust Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATED ON PANEL DISCUSSIONS DISCUSSING FEDERAL ISSUES TO INCLUDE PORT CAPACITY AND SECURITY ISSUES; WINE INDUSTRY CONCERNS (PIERCE'S; CONSOLIDATION IN THE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $7,221.39
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Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ken Calvert

Maria Bowie
Robert Carretta
Troy Clarke
Deanna Contreras
Caroline Eklund
Dave Everett
Deron Mcelroy
Jolyn Murphy
Chris Pedigo
Tami Plofchan
David Ramey
Linda Ulrich



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

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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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