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Back to The Data

Office of

Brian Baird


Total cost of 21 office trips: $47,266.29


Trips by Brian Baird
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $23,099.21

Destination: SEATTLE, ANCHORAGE, DENALI, ANCHORAGE
Sponsor: National Parks & Conservation Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $2,245.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Psychological Association
Purpose: DELIVER WILLIAM BEVAN LECTURE AT APA
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $411.15
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: CIVIL RIGHT PILGRIMAGE TO ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,558.00
source

Destination: POTOMAC, MD
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT WITH THICH NHAT HANH
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $562.60
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN - KYOTO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE WITH JAPANESE POLITICAL, BUSINESS AND SOCIAL LEADERS.
Date: Dec 13, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $16,936.96
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Brian Baird

Matthew Beck
Grant Blume
Lisa Boyd
Michael Canning
Alisa Ferguson
Paul Gay
Ivan Kaplan
Jennie Kugel
George Nolon
Joel Rubin
Kathryn Stevens



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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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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