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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*

William Mcbride


Total cost of 20 trips: $28,254.36


Trips traveled under the office of Vernon Ehlers

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT-TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,258.22
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: Atlantic & Pacific Exchange Program
Purpose: STUDY PUBLIC POLICY MATTERS IN NETHERLANDS
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,417.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: May 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,183.50
source

Destination: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose:
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO WILLIAMSBURG VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $333.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO DETROIT
Sponsor: Northwest Airlines Corporation
Purpose: NEW TERMINAL TOUR
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $521.00
source

Destination: MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,299.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $461.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $855.64
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS VIRGINIA PROVIDED OWN TRANSPORTATION
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: ISSUE STUDIES
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,031.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $336.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $440.00
source

Destination: ZURICH
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: MEETINGS ON INITIATIVE IN FINANCE, PHARMACETICAL AND BIOTECHSECTORS
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,870.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $412.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Mcbride.


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.