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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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Trips sponsored by

American Petroleum Institute


Total cost of 18 trips: $55,928.04


Traveler: Ben Hartley (from the office of Bill Archer)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: ANNUAL EXCISE TAX FORUM
Date: Apr 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
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Traveler: Vanessa Griddine (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: ENERGY FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,338.25
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Traveler: Lillie Coney (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: TOUR ENERGY RELATED INDUSTRIES, DISCCUSS ENERGY ISSUES
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,338.25
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Traveler: Sheila Jackson Lee (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose:
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,338.25
source

Traveler: Wendy Brafman (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Andres Dhokai (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Mark Carrie (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC - HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Leon Buck (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Yohannes Tsehai (from the office of Sheila Jackson Lee)
Destination:
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,483.25
source

Traveler: Corrine Brown (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: FACT FINDING ENERGY SUMMIT
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $7,146.50
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: DC-HOUSTON-CLEVELAND
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,968.00
source

Traveler: Patrice Willoughby (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: HOUSTON
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP OF BRIEFINGS AND TOURS TO EXAMINE THE OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY, EXPLORATION, REFINING, PRODUCTION OF NATURAL GAS AND OIL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,968.00
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination:
Purpose: CBC ENERGY SUMMIT
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,733.25
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: CBC ENERGY INDUSTRY DIALOGUE
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,731.50
source

Traveler: Mike Mckay (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Purpose: CBC ENERGY INDUSTRY DIALOGUE
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,263.25
source

Traveler: Gerald Couri (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Purpose: SPEECH ON CONGRESSIONAL EFFORT AS IT RELATES TO LEAKING UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS
Date: Oct 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $890.94
source

Traveler: Deirdne James (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: HOUSTON
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE API EXCISE TAX FORUM WAS TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES OF INTEREST TO EXCISE TAX PRACTITIONERS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY. THE TOPIC OF MY SPEECH WAS THE TAX PROVISIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND REAUTHORIZATION
Date: May 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $919.70
source

Traveler: Deirdne James (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: HOUSTON
Purpose: SPEECH GIVEN AT THE EXCISE TAX FORUM
Date: May 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $625.90
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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.

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?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.