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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

Louise Mcintosh Slaughter


Total cost of 25 office trips: $19,022.87


Trips by Louise Mcintosh Slaughter
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $10,290.54

Destination: NIAGARA FALLS NY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 17TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $704.00
source

Destination: SPEECH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COMMENCEMENT ON 5/7/00
Sponsor: University of Kentucky
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $848.58
source

Destination: MONTREAL, ONTARIO, CANADA
Sponsor: Public Citizen Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON INTERNATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST DIFFERENTIAL
Date: Jun 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $165.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: THE INSTITUTE FOR GENOMIC RESEARCH / AAAS
Purpose: SPEECH ABOUT GENETIC NON-DISCRIMINATION
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $789.00
source

Destination: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: DISCUSS THE MEMBER'S LEGISLATION REGARDING GENETIC NON DISCRIMINATION
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $143.32
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KY RETURN TO ROCHESTER, NY
Sponsor: University of Kentucky
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH ON THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY CHANDLER MEDICAL CENTER COMMUNITY-BASED FACULTY INITIATIVE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $823.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF STATE ARTS AGENCIES
Purpose: ORGANIZATION ASKED MRS. SLAUGHTER TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ARTS. THEY PRESENTED HER WITH AN AWARD FOR HER CONGRESSIONAL EFFORTS
Date: Jul 28, 2001
Expense: $336.50
source

Destination: TRAVEL AND SPEECH ON 10/29, RETURN TO DC ON 10/30
Sponsor: Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: SPEECH-UPDATE ON ACTION ON CONGRESS
Date: Oct 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $388.83
source

Destination: SPEAK AT THE 13TH ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS FINANCIAL AID OFFICERS
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges
Purpose: SPEAK ABOUT CREDIT CARD LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $996.00
source

Destination: ALBANY
Sponsor: NEW YORK STATE UNITED TEACHERS
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE 5TH ANNUAL NYSUT HEALTH & SAFETY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002
Expense: $238.50
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY - ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Sponsor: United Auto Workers
Purpose: SPEAKER AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $155.00
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY - NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Free Press
Purpose: PLENARY SESSION
Date: May 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,497.81
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY - PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKING ON PANEL
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,205.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Louise Mcintosh Slaughter

Cynthia Johnson
Lisa Latrovato
Becky Pomponio
Helen Reid
Sally Schaeffer
Norman Spencer



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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    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.