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The Science of Smart

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Back to The Data

Office of

Robert Borski


Total cost of 18 office trips: $34,052.78


Trips by Robert Borski
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $14,499.32

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL.
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ICE CREAM VENDORS
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AND ATTENDEE TO CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,814.32
source

Destination: WEST POINT, NY
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND THE COOPERSTOWN CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE RAIL INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: CASPER, CODY AND JACKSON HOLE, WY
Sponsor: BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE (BNSF) AND THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RAILROADS (AAR)
Purpose: ATTEND THE AAR LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,080.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Atofina Chemicals Inc
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCES WITH ATOFINA EXECS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES AFFECTING COMPANY IN U.S. AND EUROPE
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,950.00
source

Destination: PA-FARMINGTON
Sponsor: DRS Technologies Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY ISSUES AFFECTING DRS AND ITS EMPLOYEES
Date: May 31, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,960.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Borski

Karen Bloom
Kelly Fitzgerald
Andrea Toll
Mark Vieth
Andrea Whiting
Amy Wolfrum



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.

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    Learning to love tests

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

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