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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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Trips by*

Greg Nickerson


Total cost of 16 trips: $27,054.77


Trips traveled under the office of William Thomas

Destination:
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: SPRING LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE - PANEL ON INT'L TAX
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,621.50
source

Destination: DINNER ON MAY 3RD WITH TAX PANEL
Sponsor: Organization for International Investment
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TAX PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,107.50
source

Destination: TAX FOUNDATION TRIP TO DENMARK, FRANCE AD BELGIUM
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: INVESTIGATE THE INTERNATIONAL TAX REGIMES OF FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $8,488.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,381.88
source

Destination: THE BREAKERS, PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TAX AND DIVIDEND PROPOSAL
Date: Mar 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,401.00
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD RESORT
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TAX PANEL
Date: Aug 12, 2003
Expense: $167.90
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose:
Date: Sep 12, 2003
Expense: $1,073.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT 2004 MIDYEAR MEETING
Date: Jan 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,062.38
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: PARTICIPANT AT 2004 SPRING LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,592.40
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA ATL
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $943.73
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL REGARDING ENERGY TAX ISSUES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Destination: SONOMA, CA
Sponsor: Organization for International Investment
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL DISCUSSING LEGISLATION AFFECTING U.S. SUBSIDIARIES OF INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES
Date: Apr 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,637.32
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL REGARDING TAX PROPOSALS
Date: Jun 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $606.25
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: TO ATTEND EIA LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,911.50
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Clark Consulting
Purpose: PANEL GUEST SPEAKER TO DISCUSS THE RESULTS OF NOVEMBER 2, 2004 ELECTION
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,063.41
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS GUEST PANEL SPEAKER ON THE INTERNATIONAL PROVISIONS OF H.R. 4520, THE AMERICAN JOBS CREATION ACT
Date: Nov 19, 2004
Expense: $40.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Nickerson.


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.

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

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    Is school funding fair?

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