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science-smart

The Science of Smart

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Office of

Bill Nelson


Total cost of 55 office trips: $60,120.74


Trips by Bill Nelson
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $23,277.92

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES BEFORE THE SENATE
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,698.28
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SPRING CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Dec 28, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SPRING CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Dec 28, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Futures Industry Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $516.60
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SPRING CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Mar 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $674.88
source

Destination: POINT LOOKOUT, MO
Sponsor: College of the Ozarks
Purpose:
Date: May 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,215.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES BEFORE THE SENATE
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $559.67
source

Destination: MANALAPAN, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE BUSINESS LAW SECTION OF THE FL BAR'S ANNUAL RETREAT
Date: Aug 21, 2003
Expense: $291.15
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose:
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,252.01
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Cuban American National Foundation
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CUBAN-AMERICAN NATIONAL FOUNDATION BANQUET
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,179.54
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SPRING CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Dec 28, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose:
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,873.68
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: May 28, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,072.47
source

Destination: HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Democratic Party
Purpose: ANNUAL JEFFERSON JACKSON DINNER
Date: Jun 12, 2004
Expense: $138.75
source

Destination: HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida League of Cities
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 21, 2004
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc
Purpose: SPEAK AT GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR EMBRAER'S AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY HANGAR AT CECIL COMMERCE CENTER
Date: Aug 23, 2004
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S. CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Dec 28, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,680.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Everglades Coalition
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE EVERGLADES COALITION CONFERENCE REGARDING EVERGLADES RESTORATION
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $399.94
source

Destination: POLK, HILLSBOROUGH & HARDEE COUNTIES
Sponsor: Florida Public Transportation Association
Purpose: AERIAL TOUR AND BRIEFING OF AGRICULTURE, PHOSPHATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, GROWTH PATTERNS AND TRANSPORTATION IN POLK, HILLSBOROUGH AND HARDEE COUNTIES
Date: Apr 22, 2005
Expense: $725.00
source

Destination: SANDESTIN, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NORTHWEST FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NORTHWEST FL LEAGUE OF CITIES ANNUAL DINNER
Date: May 20, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $160.95
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bill Nelson

Jaime Allentuck
Shahra Anderson
Rashahra Andreson
Celeste Brown
Peter Contostavlos
Jon Cooper
Leanna Gutierrez
Erin Hatch
Reg Leichty
Kim Luckey
Daniel Mclaughlin
Sheila Nix
Dan Shapiro
Michael Sozan
Caroline Tess
Bridget Walsh



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

  • 08.19.14

    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.