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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

Peter Hoekstra


Total cost of 24 office trips: $37,224.55


Trips by Peter Hoekstra
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $25,194.95

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Jan 9, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $10,214.00
source

Destination: DEPART DC: MARCH 10; SPEAK MARCH 11; RETURN MARCH 12
Sponsor: COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL POLICY ACTION, INC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,419.00
source

Destination: DEPART DC, MARCH 17 AM/RETURN TO GRAND RAPIDS, MI MARCH 17 PM
Sponsor: Constitutional Coalition
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 17, 2000
Expense: $594.50
source

Destination: SPEAKING SEPT 24TH, CONF. OTHER TIME
Sponsor: American Foundry Society
Purpose: SPEAK REGARDING WORKFORCE/LABOR ISSUES
Date: Sep 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,648.64
source

Destination: MASS. INSTITUTE OF TECH., BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: TECHNET, MASSACHUSETTS; KEANE, INC.
Purpose: DISCUSSION W/ 20 LEADING NEW ENGLAND TECH EXECUTIVES REGARDING ISSUES IMPACTING THE NEW ECONOMY, INC. INTERNET TAXATION, TRADE, HIB VISAS
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $1,244.85
source

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $156.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: PRECISION METALFORMING ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING AT PMA 2003 ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,336.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO TEL AVIV, ISRAEL TO AMMAN, JORDAN TO NEW YORK, NY TO DETROIT, MI TO GRAND RAPIX, MI
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: TO BUILD BRIDGES OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE LEADERSHIP OF THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES AND JORDAN.
Date: Dec 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,888.25
source

Destination: DC-CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT IN CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $328.21
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Peter Hoekstra

Rebecca Hunt
Rebecca Jones
John Mcdonald
Greg Vanwoerkom
Justin Wormmeester



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

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  • 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.