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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Fortney Stark


Total cost of 15 office trips: $48,898.67


Trips by Fortney Stark
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $43,657.65

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN EDUCATION REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,696.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $5,504.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente
Purpose: SPEECH TO MEDICAL PROVIDERS
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,822.50
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,683.63
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,196.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,373.00
source

Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Sponsor: PATHOLOGY SERVICES ASSOCIATES
Purpose: SPEECH FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $6,300.04
source

Destination: LONDON-MUNICH-FRANKFURT
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: U.S.-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $14,270.68
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE CHALLENGE OF EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,811.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Fortney Stark

Debra Curtis
Andrea Salinas
Chad Shearer



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

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