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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

Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry


Total cost of 11 trips: $93,575.00


Traveler: Andrea Andrews (from the office of Richard Shelby)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
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Traveler: Richard Blackwood (from the office of James Inhofe)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Alan Doud (from the office of George Radanovich)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Doug Campbell (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Susan Olson (from the office of Doug Bereuter)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Priya Dayananda (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: James Hall (from the office of Mary Bono)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: Rebecca Hyder (from the office of Michael Bilirakis)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: TO DISCUSS U.S. FOREIGN AND ECONOMIC POLICY WITH SAUDI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: Steven Kreseski (from the office of Robert Ehrlich)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: David Dumke (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA: RIYADH, DAMMAM, JEDDAH
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: Anthony Silberfeld (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: RIYADH, DAMMAM, JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/DISCUSS FUTURE OF SAUDI-AMERICAN RELATIONS
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
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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.

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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