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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

Trips by*

Charles Cooke


Total cost of 10 trips: $17,483.61


Trips traveled under the office of Bart Gordon

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN
Sponsor: East Tennessee Economic Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR, EDUCATION ON OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY ISSUES
Date: Jul 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $323.04
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO ACCOMPLISH BRIEFINGS BY THE NATIONAL GRID USA AND ITS BRITISH PARENT TO REVIEW THE BENEFITS OF INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND INCENTIVE REGULATION, ADVANCEMENTS IN ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION R&D, D
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,529.41
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: NATIONAL OCEAN INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TOURED EXXON-MOBIL'S HOOVER/DIANA OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION PLATFORM AND RECEIVED BRIEFINGS ON THE COMPANY'S DEEPWATER EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION PROGRAM, ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY PROGRAMS. DISCUSSED R&D NEEDS AND ACTIVITIES
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $768.81
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ralph Hall

Destination: SEOUL, KOREA, NANA, JAPAN
Sponsor: Asan Foundation
Purpose: TO BECOME MORE FAMILIAR WITH SOUTH KOREA AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCREASED U.S.-KOREAN TRADE AND BETTER TRADE RELATIONS.
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $6,689.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION WITH THE COMPANY UTILITY RESTRUCTURING AND ISSUES AFFECTING NUCLEAR POWER.
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $913.96
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO RECEIVE BRIEFING AND TOURS OF GENERAL ATOMICS' FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES IN FUSION SCIENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS OTHER GENERAL ATOMICS PROGRAMS.
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,319.37
source

Destination: DADE AND BROWARD COUNTIES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Integrated Waste Services Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A TOUR ON WASTE-TO-ENERGY AND RECYCLING FACILITIES AS WELL AS MEET WITH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE SOLID WASTE INDUSTRY.
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,601.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: TEXAS CONSERVATIVE FORUM
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CONGRESSMAN HALL IN A PANEL DISCUSSION BEFORE THE TEXAS CONSERVATIVE FORUM ON THE OUTLOOK FOR ENERGY LEGISLATION.
Date: Sep 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $790.11
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Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-JEKYLL ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AT THE CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT AND MAYOR'S SUMMIT OF THE MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC AUTHORITY OF GEORGIA (MEAG) ON ELECTRIC RESTRUCTURING, ENERGY POLICY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUND SCIENCE IN FORMING ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGU
Date: Nov 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $725.71
source

Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS
Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO BE HELD ON MIT CAMPUS
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $822.60
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* - Trips by all travelers named Charles Cooke.


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.