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The Science of Smart

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Trips by*

Ari Strauss


Total cost of 16 trips: $21,917.98


Trips traveled under the office of Tim Holden

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Purpa Reform Group
Purpose: EDUCATION ON PURPA REFORM
Date: Jan 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $542.36
source

Destination: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, STATE COLLEGE, PA
Sponsor: Eastern Meat Packers Association
Purpose: I WAS A SPEAKER AT THEIR CONVENTION
Date: Sep 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $110.34
source

Destination: TAIWAN (W/ LAYOVER IN LA ON 2/3 & 2/4)
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $3,950.00
source

Destination: EUGENE OREGON
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FORESTRY ISSUES
Date: May 30, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,895.20
source

Destination: SANTA FE NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ISSUES
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO VISIT BRITISH NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $2,899.46
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, PIER 88
Sponsor: Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL OVERVIEW & OVERSIGHT OF CRUISE LINES
Date: Nov 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $287.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: SEMINAR ON AVIATION SAFETY & SECURITY POST 9/11
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,089.00
source

Destination: NEWARK AIRPORT TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: CELI 5TH ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY - BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: AKRIDGE-LEUCADIA
Purpose: TOUR PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF AIR RIGHTS OVER TRACKS AT UNION STATION, WASHINGTON DC, VIEW SUCCESSFUL REHAB OF GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, NYC, REVIEW PLANS FOR NE PENN STATION, NYC, INSPECT SOUTH STATION, BOSTON AS A MODEL OF SUCCESSFUL INTERMODAL EXPANSION O
Date: Jun 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,593.60
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CELI'S SIXTH ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: ATTEND THE AVIATION SAFETY ALIANCE CONFERENCE, "LEARNING FROM DISASTER: AN INSIDE LOOK AT AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND ITS LINKS TO IMPROVE SAFETY."
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,272.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: FACT FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS NORTH AMERICA FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER-LEARNED ABOUT FLIGHT TRAINING CURRICULUM AND SECURITY MEASURES TAKEN TO PREVENT POTENTIAL TERRORISTS FROM RECEIVING FLIGHT TRAINING.
Date: Mar 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,161.29
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Ascension Health
Purpose: TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE FIRSTHAND THE HEALTHCARE SAFETY NET FOR LOW-INCOME AND UNINSURE FAMILIES
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,160.24
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS AND NATIONAL STONE, SAND & GRAVEL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2005 TRADE SHOW
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.01
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM'S CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CORD BLOOD BANK AND TRANSPLANT CENTER SITE VISIT
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $738.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ari Strauss.


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.