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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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Back to The Data

Office of

William Lipinski


Total cost of 33 office trips: $87,778.75


Trips by William Lipinski
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $42,844.53

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,148.00
source

Destination: KIAWAH, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,324.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,299.60
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY TO FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,550.64
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,471.50
source

Destination: CODY, WYOMING
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,132.36
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,772.00
source

Destination: KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON TO SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $6,673.98
source

Destination: SPANISH BAY AT PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,909.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL TO SANTA FE, NM, TO SOLANA BEACH, CA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: RAIL-FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,830.94
source

Destination: LAJOLLA, CA TO CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: RAIL-FACT-FINDING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,202.20
source

Destination: PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,530.31
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of William Lipinski

Emily Chibnall
Colleen Corr
Michael Mclaughlin
Ashley Musselman
Ryan Quinn
Jason Tai



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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  • 08.19.14

    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.