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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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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Elizabeth Fowler


Total cost of 17 trips: $30,656.18


Trips traveled under the office of Max Baucus

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT THE MERCK-MEDCO PBM FACILITY ON A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,148.18
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Destination: IRVINE, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL DISCUSSION ON MEDICARE AT A HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE BUSINESS SCHOOL
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
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Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
Purpose: SPEAK TO CONFERENCE ATTENDEES ON 5/31/02
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,200.00
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Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN GERENTOLOGICAL ASSN AND THE NAT'L COMMITTEE
Date: Nov 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $360.00
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Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: MILBANK MEMORIAL FUND
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT DINNER MEETING OF STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $750.00
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Destination: NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ
Sponsor: Johnson & Johnson
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL OF CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO J & J EXECUTIVES AT ALL-DAY SEMINAR
Date: Dec 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $630.00
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Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: RETREAT FOR CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH STAFF
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: WICHITA, KS & KANSAS CITY, MO
Sponsor: UNIV. OF KS MEDICAL CENTER
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH FOR DEPT. OF HEALTH POLICY & MGMT
Date: Apr 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $695.00
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Destination: GHANA
Sponsor: Population Action International
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON FAMILY PLANNING AND HEALTH CLINICS IN GHANA
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $7,690.00
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Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Preston Gates & Ellis
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL OF HEALTHCARE EXPERTS ON THE MEDICARE BILL
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.00
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Destination: ORANGE COUNTY, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL FEB 19
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
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Destination: TOPEHA, KANSAS
Sponsor: Kansas Health Foundation
Purpose: PRESENT DETAILS OF THE MEDICARE BILL TO KANSAS LEGISLATURE AND OTHER INTERESTED GROUP
Date: Mar 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $755.00
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Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: EXPLORE MEDICARE PAYMENT ISSUES AFFECTING HOSPITALS IN PUERTO RICO
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,580.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT, INCLUDING MEETINGS WITH CHINESE HEALTH OFFICIALS
Date: May 22, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE, SPEAK ON PANEL
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $170.00
source

Destination: INDIA (DELHI, KOLKUTA, CHENNAI)
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO EXPLORE ISSUES RELATED TO INDIA'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, TRADE POLICY, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTIONS
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,273.00
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Destination: HELENA, MT
Sponsor: NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL
Purpose: PRESENTATION AT A CONFERENCE FOR NAMI MEMBERS AND STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ON THE MEDICARE DRUG BENEFIT
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Elizabeth Fowler.


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.