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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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Trips sponsored by

Healthcare Institute of New Jersey


Total cost of 16 trips: $9,134.89


Traveler: Carolee Lowry (from the office of Marge Roukema)
Destination: STRYKER HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS, MAHWAH, MEDICAL ERRORS REDUCTION INITIATIVE AT VALLEY HOSPITAL, RIDGEWOOD, BRISTO-MYERS SQUIBB-HOPEWELL, NOVO NORDISK-MAINSBORO
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $555.00
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Traveler: Sandra Caron (from the office of Jon Corzine)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: TOUR OF HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
Date: Dec 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $580.00
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Traveler: Nancy Fox (from the office of Rodney Frelinghuysen)
Destination: NJ
Purpose: PHARMACEUTICAL FACILITIES
Date: Dec 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $403.45
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Traveler: Joan Dermanoski (from the office of Frank Lobiondo)
Destination: NEWARK, NJ
Purpose: TO FURTHER INCREASE THE NJ CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION'S KNOWLEDGE OF THEPHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AND TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF THESE INDUSTRIES
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $419.85
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Traveler: Dana Richter (from the office of Frank Lobiondo)
Destination: MEDFORD, NJ - NEWARK, NJ - WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: TO FURTHER INCREASE THE NJ CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION'S KNOWLEDGE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY AND TO DISCUSS ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO THESE INDUSTRIES
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $550.02
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Traveler: Carlos Fenwick (from the office of Robert Andrews)
Destination: NEWARK CITY, NJ
Purpose: TO TAX VARIOUS PHARMACEUTICAL FACILITIES TO GAIN A PERSPECTIVE ON THE LATEST MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, AND THE GROWTH OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AMONG PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES IN NEW JERSEY
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $673.02
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Traveler: Kathy Kulkarni (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: NEWARK, NJ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP ON NEW JERSEY'S PHARMACEUTICAL, MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES AND DIAGNOSTIC INDUSTRIES
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $393.20
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Traveler: Keith Roachford (from the office of Jon Corzine)
Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $451.68
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Traveler: Brian Chernoff (from the office of Jon Corzine)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: HEALTHCARE INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEY CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,055.88
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Traveler: Rebecca Mandell (from the office of Frank Lautenberg)
Destination: NEW JERSEY
Purpose: VISIT WITH PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES LOCATED IN NEW JERSEY
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $538.68
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Traveler: Dana Richter (from the office of Frank Lobiondo)
Destination: TRENTON, NJ-PRINCETON, NJ-NEWARK, NJ
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PHARMACEUTICAL AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $641.38
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Traveler: Matthew Dennis (from the office of Rush Holt)
Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: TOURS OF FACILITIES AND EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS REGARDING BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB. NOVO NORDISK, AND HOFFMAN LAROCHE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $624.61
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Traveler: Jason Fahrer (from the office of Scott Garrett)
Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Purpose: INFORMATION AND TOURING OF THE INSTITUTES MEMBER CLIENTS
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $467.38
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Traveler: Erica Stocker (from the office of Jim Saxton)
Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Purpose: TOUR OF THREE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES IN NEW JERSEY, TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORK THEY DO, AND THEIR IMPORTANCE TO THE STATE AND ITS ECONOMY
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $656.98
source

Traveler: Charla Penn (from the office of William Pascrell)
Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STAFF TOUR
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $656.38
source

Traveler: Brooke Sharkey (from the office of Steven Rothman)
Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Purpose: TO TOUR NEW JERSEY HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY FACILITIES AND DISCUSS PRESSING TOPICS WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS.
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $467.38
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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.