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The Science of Smart

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BONILLA, HENRY, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $27,908.16

Average cost per trip - $2,325.68
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 233 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Grocery Manufactories of America
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - GMA executive conference
Notes - Spouse Deborah Bonilla accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $2,332.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,032.13

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Deborah Bonilla accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Rural Water Association
Dates - March 27, 2002 - March 27, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - TX

Purpose - award presentation
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $1,795.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,795.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Crop Insurers
Dates - February 2, 2003 - February 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,360.50
Lodging Cost - $321.25
Meal Cost - $77.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,759.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Toyota Motor Manufacturing
Dates - February 10, 2003 - February 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Official event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $944.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $944.00

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
Notes - Spouse Deborah Bonilla accompanied

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - AMI
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 8, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - other-transportation cost include: meals and lodging

Travel Cost - $1,649.58
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,649.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Food Marketing Institute
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - conference participation
Notes - other-lodging includes meals

Travel Cost - $496.70
Lodging Cost - $1,555.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,051.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - FMI
Dates - January 21, 2005 - January 23, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Substantial participation
Notes - Washington - Boca Raton, FL - Washington

Travel Cost - $368.70
Lodging Cost - $864.99
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,233.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Goldman Sachs
Dates - January 24, 2005 - January 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - DCA-LGA-DCA (Washington, DC - New York, NY - Washington, DC)

Travel Cost - $214.24
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $289.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Daily Show
Dates - August 2, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Interview on The Daily Show
Notes - San Antonio - NY - San Antonio

Travel Cost - $996.47
Lodging Cost - $178.12
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,174.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Washington, DC - Tel Aviv, Israel Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,559.20
Lodging Cost - $1,773.00
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,620.06
Total Cost - $11,200.74

Additional family members - Yes

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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.

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.