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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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BALDWIN, TAMMY, Democratic Party
Wisconsin

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $30,264.91

Average cost per trip - $2,328.07
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 219 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Health Care Conference
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Lauren Azar

Travel Cost - $949.20
Lodging Cost - $1,285.89
Meal Cost - $765.77
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $3,040.81

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Human Rights Campaign Chicago
Dates - January 12, 2000 - January 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Keynote
Notes -

Travel Cost - $430.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $430.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center Inc.
Dates - April 3, 2000 - April 3, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote
Notes -

Travel Cost - $409.00
Lodging Cost - $152.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $561.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose -
Notes - Meals incl in lodging

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Health policy conference
Notes - Doesn't indicate what other costs are

Travel Cost - $541.50
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,248.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - education
Notes - spouse Lauren Azar -- other costs: $35 jacket, $9.95 tote bag

Travel Cost - $849.00
Lodging Cost - $1,336.50
Meal Cost - $924.99
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,155.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $179.00
Lodging Cost - $388.30
Meal Cost - $138.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $706.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Education
Notes - Spouse Lauren Azar accompanied. Other costs are $35 for jacket, $9.95 for tote bag

Travel Cost - $1,167.00
Lodging Cost - $1,753.00
Meal Cost - $1,167.41
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $4,132.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are security etc

Travel Cost - $4,112.50
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $6,010.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003. Education/member communication.
Notes - Spouse Lauren Azar accompanied.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan congressional health policy conference
Notes - Spouse - Lauren Azar - Other expenses: jacket and pedometer

Travel Cost - $792.84
Lodging Cost - $1,502.32
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $3,301.16

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Commonwealth Fund JFK School of Govt
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Fact Finding -- Education
Notes - Madison, WI - Aventura, FL - Madison, WI

Travel Cost - $1,115.76
Lodging Cost - $1,534.63
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,582.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - April 14, 2005 - April 15, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Panelist: Health Care Panel Discussion
Notes - Washington, DC - Detroit, MI - Madison, WI

Travel Cost - $714.40
Lodging Cost - $182.85
Meal Cost - $27.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $924.85

Additional family members - No

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.