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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*

Steve Stombres


Total cost of 14 trips: $17,006.33


Trips traveled under the office of Eric Cantor

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FORUM ON SECURITIES INDUSTRY
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIAR WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $671.25
source

Destination: SYRACUSE, NY
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT ON SUSTAINABLE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
Date: Nov 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,974.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS STAFF BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,852.88
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FORUM
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,306.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERIAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $820.00
source

Destination: FORT MYERS, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: LLAC WINTER CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,371.99
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Steve Stombres.


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.