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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

Trips by*

Stephen Bailey


Total cost of 11 trips: $35,188.54


Trips traveled under the office of Kent Conrad

Destination: IRELAND, BELGIUM, ITALY
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: 2001 EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL TAX ROUNDTABLE
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,260.00
source

Destination: CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,111.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS WITH INSURANCE INDUSTRY LEADERS AND THE NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $415.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: PRESENTATION AT TAXATION COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS
Date: Nov 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $781.64
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY GENEVA, SWITZERLAND LONDON, UK
Sponsor: TAX FOUNDATION AND ORGANIZATION FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
Purpose: EUROPEAN TAX ROUNDTABLE
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,233.00
source

Destination: NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, POLAND
Sponsor: TAX FOUNDATION, ORGANIZATION FOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH EU TAX AND TRADE OFFICIALS AND VISITING US COMPANY FACILITIES IN EUROPE
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,315.00
source

Destination: OMAHA, NEBRASKA
Sponsor: Mutual of Omaha Companies
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH MUTUAL OF OMAHA EXECUTIVES AND STAFF ON LIFE INSURANCE ISSUES
Date: Jun 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $712.09
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT THE INDUSTRY'S INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOW AND DISCUSSIONS WITH INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES OF THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT LEGISLATION AFFECTING TARIFFS, TAXES, AND IMMIGRATION
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $926.77
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Wall Street Tax Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL PRESENTING THE 2005 TAX LEGISLATIVE OUTLOOK TO AN AUDIENCE OF WALL STREET AND FINANCIAL SERVICES PROFESSIONALS
Date: Oct 23, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON RETIREMENT INCOME SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION 2005 GOVERNMENT RELATIONS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON TAX AND RETIREMENT ISSUES
Date: Apr 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,538.04
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* - Trips by all travelers named Stephen Bailey.


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.