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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

Gil Gutknecht


Total cost of 60 office trips: $113,048.16


Trips by Gil Gutknecht
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $44,231.99

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: RENO, NEVADA
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: SCI ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $594.20
source

Destination: NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 17TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,662.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY AND USEDOM, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 18TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,046.31
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, PRUDHOE BAY, KAKTOVIK, VALDEZ-ALASKA
Sponsor: Arctic Power
Purpose: 2001 ANWR CONGRESSIONAL TOUR
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $5,457.60
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $311.00
source

Destination: GALVESTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 19TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,633.60
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN/REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,870.00
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE & CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,794.12
source

Destination: HEIDELBERG, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,611.50
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONFERENCE & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,179.94
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,236.96
source

Destination: MUNICH, GERMANY
Sponsor: Federation of German Industries
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $850.00
source

Destination: ARLIE CENTER IN WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Global Atlanticists
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $440.88
source

Destination: THE TWIN CITIES, MINNESOTA
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: CONFERENCE FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND GERMAN PARLIAMENTARIANS TO DISCUSS IMPORTANT ISSUES IN THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP, I.E. NATO AND THE WAR ON TERROR
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,179.25
source

Destination: THE SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $481.53
source

Destination: DEPARTED WASHINGTON DC ON MARCH 18TH AND ARRIVED IN BERLIN, GERMANY ON THE 19TH; DAY TRIP TO BRUSSELS, BELGIUM ON THE 22ND; STAYED IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY FROM THE 23RD-24TH
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG, GERMAN GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES AND EU AND NATO OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES IN THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,960.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Gil Gutknecht

Douglas Altrichter
Bryan Anderson
James Beabout
Stephanie Brand
Sam Diehl
Eric Keber
Amanda Krueger
Richard Larson
Brandon Lerch
Ryan Mclaughlin
Malachi Mcneilus
Brent Orrell
Julie Philp
Verna Regier
Lee Van Wychen
Charles Willett



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.