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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

Bart Stupak


Total cost of 33 office trips: $86,543.95


Trips by Bart Stupak
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $51,145.71

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ANNUAL CONFERENCE-DISCUSSED PENDING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Sep 10, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $454.50
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: POLICY CONFERENCE REGARDING ELECTRIC INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 10, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,374.00
source

Destination: MANCHESTER, UK-LONDON, UK
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT NUCLEAR ENERGY NUCLEAR WASTE DISPOSAL & NUCLEAR PLANT DECOMISSIONING
Date: May 27, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $15,080.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Williams Companies
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT OF WILLIAMS CO., ENERGY INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,079.78
source

Destination: CONFERENCE AT TURNBERRY ISLE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose:
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,892.79
source

Destination: HARBER SPRINGS, MI
Sponsor: MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR ANNUAL MAC DINNER
Date: Aug 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $225.51
source

Destination: CONGRESSMAN: ATLANTA, GA-FT. LAUDERDALE, FL-AVENTURA, FL-GREEN BAY, WI MRS. STUPAK: GREEN BAY, WI-FT LAUDERDALE, FL-AVENTURA, FL-GREEN BAY, WI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,976.37
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-BARCELONA, SPAIN-PARIS, FRANCE-GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF SPANISH AND FRENCH NUCLEAR FACILITIES AND DISCUSSIONS WITH INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $19,778.48
source

Destination: CONFERENCE IN MY DISTRICT ON MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $528.52
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, CO
Sponsor: Keystone Center
Purpose: KEYSTONE ENERGY BOARD CONFERENCE-DISCUSS ENERGY BILL AND PROPOSED REFORMS
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,732.08
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SPRING RETREAT-ISSUES AND POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,023.68
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bart Stupak

Matthew Berzok
Amy Fuerstenau
Lynne Jensen
Daphna Peled
Scott Schloegel
Leslie Thomsen
Sonya Wendell
Sean Wherley



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.