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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*

Howard Waltzman


Total cost of 29 trips: $44,757.57


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO ATLANTA, GA AND RETURN
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ANNUAL CONVENTION/TRADE SHOW
Date: Mar 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $926.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAN DIEGO AND RETURN
Sponsor: U.S. TELECOM ASSOCIATION AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,678.48
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW ORLEANS, LA AND RETURN
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,187.36
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-LOS ANGELES AND RETURN
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MEDIA CONFERENCE
Date: May 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,889.18
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT/POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,447.12
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MIDLAND RETURN
Sponsor: Pulver.com
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 18, 2004
Expense: $378.70
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,914.60
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: INDUSTRY MEETINGS
Date: Mar 7, 2005
Expense: $262.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Mar 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,030.90
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,539.62
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NATIONAL CONVENTION/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,641.90
source


Trips traveled under the office of Sam Brownback

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,450.13
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 27, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,304.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 2, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,129.70
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,833.15
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ANNUAL CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW
Date: Mar 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,310.50
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,851.29
source

Destination: BRISTOL, CT
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: HEADQUARTERS VISIT
Date: Jan 25, 2002
Expense: $571.32
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,458.31
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,848.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,003.82
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: SITE VISIT AT FORMER WORLD TRADE CENTER AREA
Date: Jun 23, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $763.39
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,604.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ANNUAL TRADE SHOW
Date: Mar 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,895.99
source

Destination: ANNAPOLIS, MD
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $423.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $597.39
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACILITIES TOUR
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,690.52
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,488.06
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BASKING RIDGE, NJ
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 24, 2003
Expense: $638.54
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Howard Waltzman.


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

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
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    Is school funding fair?

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