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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Lincoln Diaz-Balart


Total cost of 13 office trips: $44,932.59


Trips by Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $24,892.59

Destination:
Sponsor: JUNTA PATRATICA CUBANA REGIONAL NEW JERSEY, ZONA SUR (ELIZABETH)
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE ANNUAL DINNER, KNOWN AS THE CENA MARTIARA, TO COMMEMORATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTHDAY OF JOSE MARTI
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.25
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Case Western Reserve University
Purpose: GIVING THE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT THE 2001 LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE
Date: May 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,728.64
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 2, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,480.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK-ATHENS-LARNACA (CYPRUS) NEW YORK
Sponsor: Cyprus Federation of America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO CYPRUS FOR ON THE GROUND UPDATES ON THE PROCESS FOR A SOLUTION TO THE CYPRIOT TRAGEDY
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,614.00
source

Destination: LARNACA-CASABLANCA-NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States-Morroco Council on Trade and Investment
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED STATES-MOROCCO COUNCIL ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT, AND WITH MOROCCAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $9,716.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA - SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: CUBANOS UNIDOS EN PUERTO RICO
Purpose: TO RECEIVE FROM THE SENATE OF PUERTO RICO A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF DEMOCRACY IN CUBA AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MAY 20, 2005
Date: May 16, 2005
Expense: $314.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lincoln Diaz-Balart

Ana Carbonell
Stephen Cote
Mark Gaspers
Cesar Gonzalez
Elizabeth Humphrey
Jordan Paul



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.

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  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

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  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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