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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*

Theresa Lavery


Total cost of 11 trips: $13,040.08


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: YUCCA MTN.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF YUCCA MOUNTAIN BY DOE
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.00
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: TOUR COAL PLANT & NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,101.59
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON CABLE ISSUES AND VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL.
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,177.40
source

Destination: GILLETTE, WY
Sponsor: Domestic Petroleum Council
Purpose: NATURAL GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION FIELD TRIP.
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $882.85
source

Destination: NY LAGUARDIA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CABLE FACILITIES VISIT AND INFORMATIONAL DISCUSSION ABOUT 1996 TELECOM ACT POSSIBLE REWRITE AND CABLE INDUSTRY ISSUES.
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,374.69
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS, VONAGE, INTRADO
Purpose: TOURS AND DISCUSSIONS ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT REWRITE, AND SPECIFICALLY VOTP TECHNOLOGY
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source

Destination: ARLINGTON, TX TO D/FW AIRPORT
Sponsor: Dallas-Fort Worth Airport International Airport
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TOUR OF NEW TERMINAL
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $370.73
source

Destination: D.C. TO LONG BEACH, CA
Sponsor: SATELLITE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TOUR OF SATELLITE FACILITIES DURING THEIR CONFERENCE. EDUCATION OF SATELLITE INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: May 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $607.20
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA RIVERSIDE, CA FLIGHT TO LAS VEGAS, RETURN FROM LAS VEGAS TO D.C.
Sponsor: Southern California Public Power Authority
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR EDUCATION ON ENERGY ISSUES WITH FOCUS ON PUBLIC POWER
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,695.19
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO DALLAS/FT. WORTH ROUNDTRIP
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: 3-DAY TRIP (JULY 6-8) TO VISIT VARIOUS MANUFACTURERS' FACILITIES, AND TO DISCUSS FEDERAL POLICIES AFFECTING THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $1,421.68
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - ANCHORAGE, AK; ANCHORAGE TO DILLINGHAM, AK AND TOGIAK, AK
Sponsor: General Communication
Purpose: RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SITE VISIT
Date: Aug 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,234.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Theresa Lavery.


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.