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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

Roy Blunt


Total cost of 183 office trips: $369,474.80


Trips by Roy Blunt
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $18,394.68

Destination: KANSAS CITY - WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: SPEAKER AT DFA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Apr 10, 2000
Expense: $881.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Hallmark Cards Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 7, 2001
Expense: $177.02
source

Destination: FT. WORTH, TX
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,516.75
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,528.81
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO - DULLES AIRPORT
Sponsor: Emerson Electric Co
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Oct 30, 2001
Expense: $958.00
source

Destination: DC - ARIZONA
Sponsor: International Mass Retail Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT & MEETINGS
Date: Jan 21, 2002
Expense: $2,599.50
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER HOTEL, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBER'S CONFERENCE RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,886.70
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: REPUBLICAN PLANNING
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: REPUBLICAN PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Dairy Farmers of America
Purpose: SPEAK TO ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 24, 2003
Expense: $1,712.69
source

Destination: DC TO ST MICHAELS MARYLAND BACK
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: SPRINGFIELD, MO-BENTONVILLE AR-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT "SIFE" STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE ANNUAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Date: Nov 3, 2004
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Roy Blunt

Ali Amirhooshmand
Mark Anderson
Trevor Blackann
Kirk Boyle
Neil Bradley
Tared Craighead
Brian Diffell
Jennifer Douris
John Dutton
Richard Eddings
Amy Field
Josh Fleming
Brian Gaston
Sam Geduldig
H Floyd Gilzow
Matt Haase
Greg Hartley
Michelle Hawks
Dave Hebert
Johnnie Kaberle
Samuel Langholz
Don Lucietta
Annissa Mcdonald
Steve Mcintosh
Kyle Nevins
Susan Sheybani
Amy Steinmann
Burson Taylor
Robert Joseph Trauger
Mildred Webber



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

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  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

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