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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.

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Back to The Data

Office of

Sue Kelly


Total cost of 31 office trips: $68,744.23


Trips by Sue Kelly
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $35,715.63

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: TO VISIT FIRMS IN THE HIGH TECH CORRIDOR
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,299.06
source

Destination: DC/ALBANY/LAKE GEORGE, NY
Sponsor: NAT'L ASSOCIATION OF MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER-LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $768.04
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN 2003 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $18,650.40
source

Destination: FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source

Destination: DOH
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: ATTEND FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM ON DEMOCRACY AND FREE TRADE IN DOHA, QATAR
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $8,854.70
source

Destination:
Sponsor: University of Qatar
Purpose: TO ATTEND FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM ON FREE TRADE AND DEMOCRACY
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK/CHICAGO/WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Chicago Board Options Exchange
Purpose: TO HAVE A FIRSTHAND LOOK AT HOW THE MARKETS OPERATE, TOUR THE TRADING FLOORS AND MEET WITH TRADERS AND OTHER MARKET PARTICIPANTS
Date: Apr 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,335.04
source

Destination:
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE MEMBERS EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO THE EXCHANGE
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $34.09
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - PHILADELPHIA - NEW YORK
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: ATTEND THE 2005 NATIONAL LISTENING TOUR IN PHILADELPHIA, PA
Date: Sep 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,236.30
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sue Kelly

Nich Curran
Amy Forshew
Alfred Garesche
Michael Giuliani
Steve Hall
Carolyn Holmes
Mike Mc Eleney
Michael Mceleney
Ann Potter



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.

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