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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*

Carter Mcdowell


Total cost of 19 trips: $26,040.40


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Oxley

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,825.00
source

Destination: FACT FINDING AT INSTINET; MTGS W/ INSTINET EXECS
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $809.84
source

Destination: DROVE FROM HOME IN VA, TO BOSTON (THROUGH NYC)
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR 2001
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.75
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL MTG
Date: Nov 3, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,030.02
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER FINANCIAL AFFAIRS AND PARTICIPATION IN THE MEETING AND FACT FINDING REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE USA PATRIOT ACT
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,018.22
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: TO MAKE PRESENTATION TO LEGISLATIVE LIAISON ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S WINTER MEETING AND FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,783.90
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY/PARK CITY
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT'S FIN SERV & TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT & FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,077.63
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FLA
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND SPEECH AT ABA ANNUAL MEETING OF LEGISLATION LIAISON ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,333.74
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: Bank of America Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING DATA SECURITY, CHECK TRANCATION, PRIVACY DATA PROTECTION
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $915.82
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Goldman Sachs Group
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING THE INVESTMENT BANKING BUS, PARTICULARLY DISCUSSING HEDGE FUNDS, OPTIONS, RESEARCH AND MARKET MAKING
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $540.22
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS/WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: FACT FINDING AT ANNUAL MEETING AND PARTICIPATIONS IN SEVERAL EVENTS
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,093.50
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING ABOUT REFORM EFFORTS
Date: Nov 3, 2003
Expense: $525.85
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: FACT GATHERING WITH BANKING INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,289.37
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE AND FACT GATHERING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $945.83
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Conference of State Bank Supervisors
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE AND FACT FINDING WITH STATE BANK COMMISSIONERS AND BANKS
Date: May 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,291.52
source

Destination: SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING SWISS AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, SUCH AS THE BIS.
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,870.79
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Consumer Data Industry Association Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING: FACT ACT IMPLEMENTATION
Date: Jan 26, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $591.90
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: NORFOLK MARKETS
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING HEDGE FUNDS & MORTGAGE BACKED SECURITIES
Date: Jun 1, 2005
Expense: $436.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO CHICAGO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE: DEVELOPMENTS IN FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWS, REG., & PRACTICES
Date: Aug 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $628.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Carter Mcdowell.


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.