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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Jay Inslee


Total cost of 48 office trips: $75,732.00


Trips by Jay Inslee
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $23,796.52

Destination: ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ALASKA
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB
Purpose: TOUR OF WILDLIFE REFUGE
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $2,696.48
source

Destination: GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA
Sponsor: Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON GLOBAL WARMING & US NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY
Date: Sep 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $584.47
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: TO ATTEND MONTEREY CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON TRADE
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $364.21
source

Destination: KAUSPELL, MONTANA
Sponsor: MONTANA WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE CONVENTION
Date: Dec 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $747.15
source

Destination: ATTEND CONFERENCE 1/10-1/11, DEPART 1/12
Sponsor: California Council for International Trade
Purpose: TO ATTEND MONTEREY CONGRESSIONAL FORUM ON TRADE POLICY
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $973.38
source

Destination: DC TO SAN DIEGO TO SEATTLE
Sponsor: North American Transplant Coordinators Organization
Purpose: KEYNOTE AT NATCO CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 14, 2003
Expense: $755.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,096.24
source

Destination: DC-NYC NYC-SEA
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING FINANCIAL SERVICES TRIP
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,520.17
source

Destination: PARIS-BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ON TRADE RELATIONS WITH E.U.
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $11,836.42
source

Destination: MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
Sponsor: GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
Purpose: TO EXAMINE POVERTY ALLEVIATION PROGRAMS IN NICARAGUA
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,223.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jay Inslee

Scott Baker
Brian Bonlender
Jennifer Cromwell
Kennie Endelman
Johnny Isawon
Jeremy Johnston
Sharmila Kotelawala
Amanda Murphy
Sara O'connell
Brian Peters
Jeffrey Roberson
Johanna Shimomura
Nicholas Shipley
Jennifer Singer
Heidi Stirling
Matthew Taylor
Roelof Van Der Lugt
Roelof Vander Lugt



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
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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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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