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BENTSEN, KENNETH EDWARD JR, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $17,670.44

Average cost per trip - $3,534.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 16 days
Rank of representative - 330 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - May 25, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Copenhagen, Denmark - Oslo, Norway

Purpose - IMDI boardroom briefing
Notes - Spouse Tamra K. Bentsen

Travel Cost - $2,002.30
Lodging Cost - $473.73
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,876.03

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein

Purpose - U.S. Germany roundtable for the 21st century
Notes - Spouse Tamra K. Bentsen

Travel Cost - $10,534.00
Lodging Cost - $498.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,832.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - University of Florida
Dates - February 15, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Speak at 6th annual multi-disciplinary symposium on breast disease
Notes - Spouse Tamra K. Bentsen

Travel Cost - $1,479.00
Lodging Cost - $180.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,659.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cardigan Mountain School
Dates - June 1, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Manchester, NH

Purpose - Commencement speech
Notes - Other costs for rental car, gas and parking

Travel Cost - $133.50
Lodging Cost - $336.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $92.66
Total Cost - $562.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Endocrinologists
Dates - May 4, 2001 - May 4, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Public service award and address President's luncheon
Notes - Paid personal expense airfare San Antonio to Houston

Travel Cost - $740.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $740.50

Additional family members - No

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.

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