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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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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

David Wu


Total cost of 19 office trips: $56,188.71


Trips by David Wu
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $28,450.25

Destination: PHILLY TO DC
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE SCHOOLS & NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS
Purpose: SPEECH TO GROUPS' ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 26, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $787.60
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND HARVARD HEALTH CARE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,281.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI-HONGKONG
Sponsor: CHINESE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE (80%); H & Q ASIA PACIFIC (20%)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 13, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $6,362.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-FT LAUDERDALE-DC
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND HARVARD HEALTH CARE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,994.62
source

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

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,892.10
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: Global Alliance for Democracy & Peace
Purpose: GADP NATIONAL CONFERENCE-SPEECH
Date: Nov 1, 2003
Expense: $1,863.50
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND HARVARD HEALTH CARE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,838.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - FT. LAUDERDALE-DC
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HARVARD HEALTHCARE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,844.03
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of David Wu

Holly Armstrong
Brian Branton
Ted Liu
William Miner
Julie Tippens



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

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.