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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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Trips sponsored by

Singapore International Foundation


Total cost of 17 trips: $103,109.85


Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of Michael Collins)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON SINGAPORE TRADE, ECONOMY US POLICY AND SOCIETY
Date: Aug 15, 1999 (7 days)
Expense: $6,184.16
source

Traveler: Amy Healy (from the office of Pat Danner)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,229.00
source

Traveler: Faith Blackburne (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 25, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $10,117.18
source

Traveler: Jordan Bernstein (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: STUDY THE POLITICAL, SECURITY, AND TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND SINGAPORE
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,315.00
source

Traveler: Sean Mulvaney (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: U.S. - SINGAPORE RELATIONS/FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,935.36
source

Traveler: Rick Boucher (from the office of Rick Boucher)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: SPEECH TO CONFERENCE ON THE U.S. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY AGENDA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,900.00
source

Traveler: Marc Mealy (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: DULLES-TOKYO-SINGAPORE-NEWARK, NJ-REAGAN NAT. AIRPORT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (17 days)
Expense: $6,984.70
source

Traveler: Robert Holste (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TRADE TRIP-INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES/POLICY
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,762.29
source

Traveler: Stephanie Lester (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $6,790.96
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: U.S.A TO SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEET WITH U.S. OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE, AMBASSADOR, ETC MEET WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE SUIT ON FTA
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $3,777.10
source

Traveler: George Shevlin (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: SINGAPORE, BANGKOK
Purpose: FACTFACTING/EDUCATION - SINGAPORE-US FTA, MILITARY RELATIONS
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (14 days)
Expense: $6,276.86
source

Traveler: Paul Poteet (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: MEETINGS WITH SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $6,790.96
source

Traveler: Rohit Kumar (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO MEET WITH U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS, SINGAPORE MINISTERS, AND OTHER OFFICIALS IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. TRADE WITH SINGAPORE AND TO LEARN ABOUT SINGAPORE'S ANTI-TERRORISM EFFORTS
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,754.00
source

Traveler: Amy Angelier (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: DISCUSS WITH DECISION MAKERS THE CURRENT ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CLIMATE IN SINGAPORE
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $7,470.00
source

Traveler: Glen Downs (from the office of Walter Jones)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEET WITH BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND CULTURAL LEADERS TO DISCUSS MATTERS OF MUTUAL IMPORTANCE
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,940.76
source

Traveler: Ed Mcdonald (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A SERIES OF BRIEFINGS AND MEETINGS WITH OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE TO DISCUSS RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SINGAPORE
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,940.76
source

Traveler: Julie Nickson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,940.76
source



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.

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.