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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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

George Voinovich


Total cost of 50 office trips: $83,652.78


Trips by George Voinovich
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $34,867.88

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,619.62
source

Destination: NAPE VALLEY CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Council of State Governments
Purpose: RECEIVING GUARDIAN OF FEDERALISM AWARD
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $842.24
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT, AVENTURA FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTHCARE SEMINAR
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,349.50
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: EEI ENERGY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $291.13
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT, AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTHCARE SEMINAR
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,541.95
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: MEETING REGARDING THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $623.41
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Everglades Coalition
Purpose: ATTENDED CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND OTHER ISSUES FACING THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES
Date: Jan 10, 2003
Expense: $190.61
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINARS, BRIEFINGS, ETC. ON HEALTHCARE ISSUES AND HOW TO SOLVE THE HEALTHCARE CRISIS
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $2,673.36
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: MEETINGS ON HEALTHCARE ISSUES
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,937.96
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $20,798.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of George Voinovich

Karen Bachman
Kathleen Braun
Joni Crosley
Michael Dovilla
David Gray
Joni Higgins
Ted Hollingsworth
Brian Mormino
Arie Newhouse
Amanda Nichols
Phil Park
Andrew Richardson
John Salamone
Rebecca Seidel
Tim Vandenberg
Catherine Walters
Michael Whatley
Andrew Wheeler



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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