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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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Trips by*

Eric Bergren


Total cost of 6 trips: $13,003.97


Trips traveled under the office of Ron Lewis

Destination: VISIT GSK BIOLOGICAL HEADQUARTERS, RAENSART (BELGIUM), VISIT EV
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT VALLINESS (DEVELOPMENT, MANUFACTURING, REGULATION)
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,900.57
source

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND POLICY MAKERS TO DISCUSS U.S.-EGYPTIAN BILATERAL RELATIONS, WITH A FOCUS ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT RELATIONS
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,845.52
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT OF FEDERAL TAX POLICY ON THE PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORTS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATION VISIT
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,900.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES AND TRUST TRENDS IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $716.14
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: NATIONAL THOROUGHBRED RACING ASSO. AND DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL
Purpose: A FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY FROM THE HORSE AND DISTILLED SPIRITS INDUSTRY AND HOW FEDERAL POLICY IMPACTS BOTH
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $819.10
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Eric Bergren.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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    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.