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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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BOXER, BARBARA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $75,183.57

Average cost per trip - $4,698.97
Total number of days spent traveling - 73 days
Rank of representative - 62 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - To attend the JFK/School/Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Stewart accompanied. At Turnberry Isle.

Travel Cost - $1,228.09
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $869.36
Other Cost - $79.95
Total Cost - $3,436.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - Conference on the Convergence of U.S. National Security and the Global Environment
Notes - Spouse Stewart accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,975.60
Lodging Cost - $1,443.00
Meal Cost - $1,920.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,338.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 22, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - Conference on U.S. Policy toward Cuba
Notes - Spouse Stewart accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,811.10
Lodging Cost - $2,240.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,671.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - November 11, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - Speak at an AIPAC conference
Notes - Spouse Stewart accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,725.22
Lodging Cost - $1,002.80
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,728.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - conference on the convergence of U.S. national security and the global environment
Notes - Husband Stewart accompanied.

Travel Cost - $5,720.82
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,000.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 22, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - California Trade
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $758.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $352.00
Total Cost - $1,910.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Participate in conference on Islam
Notes - Accompanied by husband, Stewart

Travel Cost - $2,220.20
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,345.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 28, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - Participate in conference on global environment
Notes - Accompanied by husband, Stewart

Travel Cost - $4,091.00
Lodging Cost - $1,650.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,241.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - November 21, 2002 - November 26, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Participate in conference in U.S. policy toward Columbia
Notes - Accompanied by husband, Stewart

Travel Cost - $2,696.96
Lodging Cost - $2,720.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,016.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 15, 2002 - August 20, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - To attend a conference on US-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by husband, Stewart

Travel Cost - $4,565.00
Lodging Cost - $2,095.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,260.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Westin Mission Hills, CA

Purpose - California delegation retreat, 2003
Notes - Actual reimbursement-traveled with spouse Steward Boxer-does not specify whether costs are separate or together

Travel Cost - $88.86
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $756.36
Other Cost - $40.74
Total Cost - $1,285.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nevada Democratic Party
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 21, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed. Costs are for roundtrip air travel from San Francisco CA to Las Vegas NV and hotel accommodation for self and spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Sierra Club Environmental Law Program
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 7, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Sundance, UT

Purpose - At attend a conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,126.80
Lodging Cost - $1,001.18
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,347.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US Policy in Latin America
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,440.68
Lodging Cost - $2,950.00
Meal Cost - $1,818.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,208.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - SS & K
Dates - June 1, 2005 - June 1, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speak at 100 Days of Action event to benefit Genocide Intervention Fund
Notes -

Travel Cost - $381.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $381.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,050.00
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,012.00

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

    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.