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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.

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BURGESS, MICHAEL C DR, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $8,420.75

Average cost per trip - $765.52
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 450 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American College of Surgeons
Dates - October 19, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To address the American College of Surgeons' Board of Governors on health policy.
Notes - Other costs are for taxi.

Travel Cost - $535.00
Lodging Cost - $273.46
Meal Cost - $83.49
Other Cost - $110.00
Total Cost - $1,001.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Ophthalmology
Dates - November 15, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Ana, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - To address members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on health policy
Notes - Other costs are for car service to and from airports

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $86.96
Other Cost - $218.00
Total Cost - $654.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - conservative members retreat in Cambridge, MD-educational
Notes - other-phones, faxes, business center usage

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $267.17
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $670.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 3, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative members retreat
Notes - Capitol - Baltimore

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $64.12
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $391.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - TXU Energy
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fairfield, TX

Purpose - Tour of the Big Brown Power Plant in Fairfield, TX
Notes - Dallas - Fairfield, TX - Dallas

Travel Cost - $735.38
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $755.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Xelon
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Burgess speaking engagement at Xelon Conference
Notes - DFW - San Diego - DFW. [Amended to change year] (Dallas - San Diego - Dallas)

Travel Cost - $434.70
Lodging Cost - $358.02
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $952.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Galveston County Medical Society
Dates - January 24, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Galveston, TX

Purpose - Speak at Galveston County Medical Society Annual Installation of Officers
Notes - DFW - Galveston - DFW (Dallas - Galveston - Dallas)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $217.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $217.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boustany for Congress
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 19, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Baton Rouge, LA

Purpose - Speak at Boustany for Congress Event
Notes - Dallas - Baton Rouge - Dallas

Travel Cost - $216.70
Lodging Cost - $117.52
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $334.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 12, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Meeting with the German Parliament - Bundestag
Notes - Laura Lee Burgess: DFW - Miami / Miami - DFW Michael C Burgess, MD: DCA - Miami / Miami - DFW Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,148.00
Lodging Cost - $775.00
Meal Cost - $512.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,435.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Dates - June 19, 2005 - June 20, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement and acceptance of Legislator of the Year award
Notes - DFW (Dallas/Ft Worth) - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $514.90
Lodging Cost - $176.96
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $691.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michael Burgess
Dates - October 14, 2005 - October 16, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - To assess the damage to New Orleans hospitals in order to identify the needs of the hospital staffs, administrations, and patients for immediate and future reconstruction
Notes - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - New Orleans, LA - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Congressman Burgess paid for his roundtrip flights. He stayed at the home of a doctor, Mark McGinnus, in Harvey, Louisiana who also served him dinner (grilled hamburgers).

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $315.00

Additional family members - No

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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

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.