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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

Dana Rohrabacher


Total cost of 42 office trips: $261,679.59


Trips by Dana Rohrabacher
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $145,463.55

Destination: QATAR
Sponsor: GOVERNMENT OF QATAR ISLAMIC INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (HOTEL MEALS AIRFARE)
Purpose: FACT FINDING-OIL CRISIS
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $10,109.32
source

Destination: TAIWAN/PHILIPPINES/KUWAIT
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: RESEARCH KUWAIT FDTN./PHILIPPINES UNITED AGAINST CRIME
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $16,109.54
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASS
Sponsor: COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL DEMOCRACY
Purpose: SPEECH TO CONVENTION
Date: Oct 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $553.05
source

Destination: BONN, GERMANY/WASH, DC
Sponsor: American Foreign Policy Council
Purpose: U.N. PEACE TALKS ON AFGHANISTAN
Date: Nov 24, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,825.58
source

Destination: MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute for Science and International Security
Purpose: EFFORTS ON TERRORISM/TRADE
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $21,000.00
source

Destination: LONDON-QATAR
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: SECOND ANNUAL QATARI-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON FREE MKTS AND DEMOCRACY
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $18,870.00
source

Destination: LAX TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: BIGELOW AEROSPACE
Purpose: AEROSPACE RESEARCH & TOUR
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $970.00
source

Destination: TOKYO-TAIPEI-HAWAII
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: ECONOMIC CONFERENCE / RESEARCH
Date: Jan 12, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $10,173.62
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO AND CONFERENCE CRUISE
Sponsor: Freedom Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,574.30
source

Destination: PHX-IAD-DOHA-VIENNA-IAD
Sponsor: ISLAM FREE MARKET INSTITUTE FOUNDATION UNIVERSITY OF QATAR
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE WITH CODEL
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (11 days)
Expense: $19,797.00
source

Destination: PARIS - TOULOUSE; BIARRITZ - PARIS
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: AVIATION FACT FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS HEADQUARTERS
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $10,990.26
source

Destination: BERLIN-RIGA-BERLIN-QATAR
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: BERLIN CONFERENCE & QATAR CONFERENCE "FREE MARKETS & DEMOCRACY IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD"
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $19,969.14
source

Destination: VIENNA-ALBANIA-BERLIN
Sponsor: Albanian American Foundation
Purpose: VISITS AND BRIEFINGS IN ALBANIA, MONTENEGRO & KOSOVA
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $11,521.74
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Dana Rohrabacher

Kellee Barron
Michelle Bekkering
Paul Berkowitz
Meredith Curcio
Richard Dykema
Donald Ernsberger
Fadi Essmaeel
Emelyn Faulkner
Kathleen Hollingsworth
Aaron Lewis
Greg Mccarthy
Al Santoli



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.