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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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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Trips sponsored by

Alfred P Sloan Foundation


Total cost of 30 trips: $29,052.60


Traveler: Chris Delacy (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Purpose: CONFERENCE-"TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND THE 107TH CONGRESS"
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $366.58
source

Traveler: Harlan Watson (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Purpose: ATTEND THE FORUM ON TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION RETREAT FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF-"TECHNOLOGY POLICY AND THE 107TH CONGRESS"
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $350.58
source

Traveler: David Rapallo (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: MIT SENIOR STAFF SEMINAR - "DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY"
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE WITH DEFENSE TECH. EXPERTS
Date: Apr 13, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
source

Traveler: Harlan Watson (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: CAMBRIGE, MA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF: "DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY"
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,404.20
source

Traveler: William Bonvillian (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: BOSTON, MASS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS AND BRIEFINGS AT MIT AND LINCOLN LABORATORY ON DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
source

Traveler: Frederick Downey (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT 2001 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
source

Traveler: David Sewell (from the office of John Tierney)
Destination: DCA/BOS, 3 DAY CONFERENCE
Purpose: SENIOR STAFF SEMINAR-"DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY"
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.30
source

Traveler: Arun Seraphin (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Purpose: DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,026.80
source

Traveler: John Rishel (from the office of James Hansen)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR AT MIT ON "ENERGY: TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY CHOICES"
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,122.00
source

Traveler: Allen Cutler (from the office of Pete Domenici)
Destination: BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: MIT 2002 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR. ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY CHOICES
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $866.60
source

Traveler: Kristen Sarri (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON "ENERGY: TECHNOLOGY AND POLICY CHANGES"
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $886.60
source

Traveler: Tracy Nagelbush (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: BOSTON, MIT
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ENERGY POLICY AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $699.05
source

Traveler: Antonio Santalucia (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: ROUND-TRIP FROM WASHINGTON, DC TO CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING ON ENERGY POLICY
Date: Apr 3, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $883.60
source

Traveler: Sharon Barkeloo (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: BOSTON LOGAN
Purpose: TO ATTEND MASSACHUSSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,123.30
source

Traveler: Donald Marron (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Traveler: John Mcinerney (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,173.60
source

Traveler: James Brannon (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,016.05
source

Traveler: Chad Stone (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,030.05
source

Traveler: Tom Miller (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS-CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2004 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,015.55
source

Traveler: Michelle Mcmurry (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,008.05
source

Traveler: Christal Sheppard (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND MIT'S 2005 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, "THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION, ITS POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,018.87
source

Traveler: Marsha Shasteen (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND MIT'S 2005 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, "THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION, ITS POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES"
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,179.52
source

Traveler: Michael O'rielly (from the office of John Sununu)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND THE INTERNET AS PART OF AN MIT SERIES FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $833.15
source

Traveler: Tom Miller (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: MIT CAMPUS, CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: 2005 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,020.52
source

Traveler: Chad Stone (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE MIT SEMINAR FOR SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,004.98
source

Traveler: Peter Rooney (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND A SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ON TELECOMS POLICY HOSTED BY MIT
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $977.32
source

Traveler: Johannes Loschnigg (from the office of Sherwood Boehlert)
Destination: DC - CAMBRIDGE, MA - NY, NY
Purpose: ATTENDING MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,046.32
source

Traveler: James Turner (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MA
Purpose: TO ATTEND MIT 2005 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR "THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION, ITS POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES"
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $927.20
source

Traveler: Allen Littman (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MASS
Purpose: TO ATTEND SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR, "THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET REVOLUTION, ITS POLICY AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES," AT MIT
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $985.19
source

Traveler: Nancy Scola (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: CAMBRIDGE MA
Purpose: ATTEND 2005 MIT SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER SEMINAR ON "TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND THE INTERNET FOUNDATION"
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,005.17
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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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 08.12.14

    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

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.