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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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GREGG, JUDD A, Republican Party
New Hampshire

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $0.00

Average cost per trip - $0.00
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 634 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - New England Council
Dates - October 9, 2001 - October 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - "New Englander of the Year Award" event
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not specified; costs are for round trip air travel from DC to Boston for self and spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - December 13, 2002 - December 16, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Invest to Compete Alliance Congressional Leadership Educational Seminar
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not specified; costs are for round trip air travel from DC to Palm Beach, 3 nights hotel accommodation, and meals for self and spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - Aspen Institute conference on Education Reform
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not specified; costs are for round trip air travel from DC to Jamaica and lodging and meals for self and spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Boston College
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chestnut Hill, MA

Purpose - Boston College Center for Irish Programs "Public Service Award" event.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not specified - costs are for lodging and meal for self and spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - The Congressional Institute Senate Leadership Retreat
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not specified; costs are for lodging and meals for self and spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 8, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Aspen Institute conference on US Mexico Relations
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not specified; costs are for round trip air travel from DC to Mexico and lodging and meals for self and spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Bahamas

Purpose - Aspen Institute conference on Brazil
Notes - Washington, DC - Bahamas - Washington, DC Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Friends of Cancer Research
Dates - March 5, 2004 - March 5, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Lebanon, NH

Purpose - Forum on medical research and its practical effects
Notes - Washington, DC - Lebanon, NH Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes

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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and Vocational Ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing College for a New Kind of Student

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  • 07.29.14

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