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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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MCINTYRE, MIKE, Democratic Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $12,274.67

Average cost per trip - $2,045.78
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 401 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 4, 2000 - June 5, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlotte, NC

Purpose - Speaking engagement related to official duties
Notes -

Travel Cost - $363.00
Lodging Cost - $163.13
Meal Cost - $56.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $582.61

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - to improve the effectiveness and quality of the legislative environment of the House of Representatives
Notes - Spouse Dee McIntyre and son Stephen accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $189.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,139.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Campbell University School of Law
Dates - June 22, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Wilmington, NC

Purpose - speaking appearance at the NC Bar Association Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $160.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $160.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Fact Finding Trip to discuss policy issues related to official duties
Notes - Spouse Dee McIntyre accompanied. Other costs are for taxi.

Travel Cost - $859.20
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $504.22
Other Cost - $55.00
Total Cost - $1,986.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Microsoft Corporation
Dates - July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - educational trip regarding high-tech issues as related to official duties
Notes - Spouse Dee McIntyre accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,070.00
Lodging Cost - $1,046.00
Meal Cost - $1,060.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,176.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Meetings / policy discussion of federal issues
Notes - Washington, DC - Amelia Island, FL (return home was via member's own vehicle) Including spouse * spouse drove at personal expense and lodging was not additional for spouse

Travel Cost - $253.00
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $934.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,231.00

Additional family members - Yes

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

  • 08.20.14

    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

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  • 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.