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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Robin Hayes


Total cost of 40 office trips: $73,945.77


Trips by Robin Hayes
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $20,648.03

Destination: CORNING WILMINGTON PLANT IN WILMINGTON, NC
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 5, 2000
Expense: $848.50
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE PLANNING SESSION
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPOKE TO FRESHMEN CONGRESSMEN
Date: Dec 14, 2000
Expense: $381.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: PHEASANT HUNT
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose: FUNDRAISING FOR CSF
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $591.23
source

Destination: SPIRITUAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PRAYER & REFLECTION
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,729.18
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C TO THE GREENBRIER, WV
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,707.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV/ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $10,137.68
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT FOR SAFARI CLUB INTL. CONVENTION
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,774.00
source

Destination: HAWK'S KAY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmenís Foundation
Purpose: AS A CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S CAUCUS, MY PRESENCE WAS REQUIRED AT THEIR ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,992.44
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robin Hayes

Jon Causey
Andrew Duke
Neil Mahoney
Andy Munn
Timothy Peters
Thomas Sevier
Jennifer Thompson
Jana Weir



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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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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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    Is school funding fair?

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