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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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

American Shipbuilding Association


Total cost of 19 trips: $30,576.20


Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP WITH LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,410.50
source

Traveler: Randy Forbes (from the office of Randy Forbes)
Destination: FORT MYERS/NAPLES, FL
Purpose: AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION'S CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP 12/01/03 - 12/03/03 FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPB
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,102.65
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION REGARDING THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,355.00
source

Traveler: Trent Lott (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN THE ASA'S CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,777.03
source

Traveler: Ernest Istook (from the office of Ernest Istook)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,611.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Allen (from the office of Thomas Allen)
Destination: FORT MYERS
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY AND ITS FUTURE
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,287.12
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Davis (from the office of Jo Ann Davis)
Destination: NAPLES, FL (FT. MEYERS AIRPORT)
Purpose: NAVY SHIPBUILDING WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $715.60
source

Traveler: Robert Simmons (from the office of Robert Simmons)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF POLICY & ISSUES PERTAINING TO SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,563.22
source

Traveler: Gene Taylor (from the office of Gene Taylor)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION CONGRESSIONAL WORKSHOP - POLICY DISCUSSIONS WITH SHIPBUILDING REPRESENTATIVES AND OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,309.62
source

Traveler: Thomas Allen (from the office of Thomas Allen)
Destination: FORT MYERS
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,469.37
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY.
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,712.55
source

Traveler: David Hobson (from the office of David Hobson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-FT. MYERS, FL-COLUMBUS, OH
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,851.84
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Davis (from the office of Jo Ann Davis)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: EDUCATION - NAVAL SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $907.87
source

Traveler: Randy Forbes (from the office of Randy Forbes)
Destination: NORFOLK, VA/FT. MYERS, FL/ORLANDO, FL/WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION'S CONGRESSIONAL WORKSHOP TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE IDEAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDIN
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,724.27
source

Traveler: Robert Simmons (from the office of Robert Simmons)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: FORUM FOR MEMBERS & INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN & TO DISCUSS POLICY TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,310.09
source

Traveler: Roger Wicker (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,828.71
source

Traveler: Gene Taylor (from the office of Gene Taylor)
Destination: GULFPORT, MS TO NAPLES, FL
Purpose: WORKSHOP FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,348.82
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: Wash DC - Naples, IL - Cleveland, OH
Purpose: Congressional Workshop
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,440.94
source



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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.
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    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

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  • 07.29.14

    Is School Funding Fair?

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