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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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Trips sponsored by

AT&T Corporation


Total cost of 20 trips: $25,421.97


Traveler: Rudy Brioche (from the office of Frank Lautenberg)
Destination: BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: TRIP TO AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jun 29, 2000
Expense: $705.45
source

Traveler: Andrew Givens (from the office of Ted Stevens)
Destination: MIDDLETOWN, NEW JERSEY; NEW YORK, NEW YORK; BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: AT&T CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO TOUR AT&T LABS AND NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER AND ASSOCIATED BRIEFINGS
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $590.00
source

Traveler: Lisa Sutherland (from the office of Ted Stevens)
Destination: MIDDLETOWN, NEW JERSEY; NEW YORK, NEW YORK; AND BEDMINSTER, N.J.
Purpose: AT&T CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO TOUR AT&T LABS AND NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER AND ASSOCIATED BRIEFINGS
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $590.00
source

Traveler: Steven Wall (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: MIDDLETOWN NJ, NEW YORK NY, BEDMINSTER NJ
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP: VISIT AND TOUR AT&T LABS AND GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $520.00
source

Traveler: Bryan Jacobs (from the office of Barbara Cubin)
Destination: AT&T BELL LAB IN N.J. BOTH DAYS
Purpose: TOUR NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER/MEET CEO
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $590.00
source

Traveler: Nathaniel Wienecke (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: AT&T OPERATIONS CENTER, IV
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $590.00
source

Traveler: Barbara Lee (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SAN JOSE
Purpose: TECHNOLOGY FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,867.00
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO SAN JOSE, CA; SAN JOSE, CA TO COLUMBIA, SC
Purpose: INFORM ON TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $11,231.00
source

Traveler: Kerry Ann Watkins (from the office of Peter King)
Destination:
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Oct 12, 2001
Expense: $262.00
source

Traveler: Matthew Larkin (from the office of Carolyn Mccarthy)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER AREA
Date: Oct 12, 2001
Expense: $210.00
source

Traveler: Ven Neralla (from the office of Peter Defazio)
Destination: NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK AT&T RECOVERY TEAM OPERATIONS CENTER
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT AT&TS DISASTER RECOVERY PAST SEPT-TH
Date: Oct 12, 2001
Expense: $277.00
source

Traveler: Chris Mccannell (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: VISIT GROUND ZERO AND SEE TELECOMMUNICATIONS RE-BUILDING
Date: Oct 19, 2001
Expense: $277.00
source

Traveler: Charles Pickering (from the office of Charles Pickering)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO BEDMINSTER NJ
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Dec 3, 2001
Expense: $277.50
source

Traveler: Michael Chappell (from the office of Charles Pickering)
Destination: WASHINGTON TO BEDMINSTER NJ
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Dec 3, 2001
Expense: $277.50
source

Traveler: Rudy Brioche (from the office of Frank Lautenberg)
Destination: BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: VISIT AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.45
source

Traveler: Dana Lichtenberg (from the office of Bart Gordon)
Destination: BEDBBINSTER, NJ
Purpose: TOUR OF AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $706.24
source

Traveler: Michael Sozan (from the office of Bill Nelson)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK AND BEDMINSTER, NJ
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO VISIT AT&T FACILITIES
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $630.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Kugler (from the office of Zoe Lofgren)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE COMPETITIVE TELECOM LANDSCAPE WITH AT&T EXECUTIVES
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.45
source

Traveler: Michelle Dallafior (from the office of Ted Strickland)
Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT TO NY/NJ
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT IMPACT OF RECENT FCC REGULATIONS
Date: Jun 29, 2004
Expense: $704.93
source

Traveler: Melissa Shannon (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK, NY AND BEDMINSTER, NJ
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO AT&T'S GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jul 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $705.45
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.