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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

Betty Mccollum


Total cost of 31 office trips: $76,299.82


Trips by Betty Mccollum
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $31,940.11

Destination: CONFERENCE AS PART OF THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY JFK SCHOOL OF GOV.
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,151.45
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO FAIRBANKS ALASKA TO THE ARCTIC VILLAGE
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO THE ARCTIC NATIONAL REFUGE
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,017.08
source

Destination: TRAVELED ON MAY 26, TOOK BOAT TRIP TO TOUR THE TORGASS FOREST, RETURNED ON JUNE 2
Sponsor: Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Purpose: TO GATHER INFORMATION ON THE TORGASS NATIONAL FOREST AS A MEMBER OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS RECREATION AND FORESTRY & THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NAT'L FORESTS & FOREST HEALTH
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,596.42
source

Destination: NORTH BELFAST, IRELAND
Sponsor: International Women's Democracy Center
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,017.88
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO GAIN MORE IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT HEALTHCARE ISSUES
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,638.09
source

Destination: SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation
Purpose: TO SEE FIRSTHAND WHAT IS BEING DONE TO COMBAT THE GLOBAL AIDS EPIDEMIC
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $8,029.43
source

Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Sponsor: Parliamentary Network on the World Bank
Purpose: HIV/AIDS WORKING GROUP
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $8,089.37
source

Destination: ST. PAUL FOR BOZEMAN, MONTANA
Sponsor: National Public Lands Grazing Campaign/American Lands Institute
Purpose: THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM GRAZING FACT-FINDING TOUR.
Date: Aug 31, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $929.22
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,471.17
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Betty Mccollum

John Donald Burton
Bill Harper
Dany Khy
Anna Koeckeritz
Emily Lawrence
Chad Lord
Brittny Mccarthy
Jonathan Moore
Nora Smith
Constance Warhol



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

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  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

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