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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

Korea-United States Exchange Council


Total cost of 32 trips: $302,115.44


Traveler: Brett Shogren (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $14,480.00
source

Traveler: Tom Delay (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET WITH GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $28,000.00
source

Traveler: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (from the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)
Destination: TEL AVIV-SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND SOUTH KOREA TO TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $27,960.00
source

Traveler: Susan Hirschmann (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Purpose: EDUCATION / MT OF GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $8,822.16
source

Traveler: Ander Crenshaw (from the office of Ander Crenshaw)
Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $27,640.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Kahn (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-KOREA
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Mar 30, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,211.00
source

Traveler: Alicia O'donnell (from the office of Doug Bereuter)
Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,169.53
source

Traveler: Mark Matzen (from the office of Rush Holt)
Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH KOREAN & US BUSINESS OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,808.53
source

Traveler: Brian Diffell (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: REPUPBLIC OF KOREA
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,883.53
source

Traveler: Eni Faleomavaega (from the office of Eni Faleomavaega)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: BUILD RELATIONSHIP WITH NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Date: May 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,450.50
source

Traveler: James Hager (from the office of Jennifer Dunn)
Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: EXAMINE THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA-U.S. ALLIANCE AND THE TENSIONS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA DIALOGUE W/CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND NATIONAL EXPERTS.
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Traveler: Lisa Williams (from the office of Eni Faleomavaega)
Destination: WV
Purpose: EXAMINE ROK ALLIANCE AND TENSIONS
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,900.00
source

Traveler: Larry Lavender (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: W VA
Purpose: EXAMINE THE ROK-US ALLIANCE AND TENSIONS ON KOREAN PENINSULA. DIALOGUE WITH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND NATIONAL EXPERTS
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Traveler: James Mccormick (from the office of Jim Leach)
Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: EXAMINE THE U.S.-ROK ALLIANCE AND TENSIONS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA; DIALOGUE WITH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND NATIONAL EXPORTS
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Traveler: Paul Sawyer (from the office of Richard Baker)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: EXAMINE THE ROK-US ALLIANCE AND TENSIONS ON KOREAN PENINSULA. DIALOGUE WITH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND EXPERTS/PARTICIPANTS FROM US/ROK
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Traveler: Jamie Roe (from the office of Candice Miller)
Destination: GREENBRIER
Purpose: EXAMINE THE U.S.-REPUBLIC OF KOREA ALLIANCE AND TENSIONS ON KOREAN PENINSULA DIALOGUE WITH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND OTHER EXPERTS
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Traveler: Missy Branson (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: GREENBRIER, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V.
Purpose: EXAMINE THE ROK-US ALLIANCE AND TENSIONS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Traveler: John Carter (from the office of John Carter)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION TRIP TO KOREA, DMZ
Date: Nov 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $18,082.00
source

Traveler: Paul Berkowitz (from the office of Dana Rohrabacher)
Destination: TOKYO, SEOUL, AUCKLAND
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 28, 2003 (14 days)
Expense: $8,174.21
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION TRIP TO KOREA, DMZ
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $9,340.60
source

Traveler: Eni Faleomavaega (from the office of Eni Faleomavaega)
Destination:
Purpose: MARK 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE ARMISTICE AGREEMENTS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA. WILL MEET WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS RE: KOREA/UNITED STATES RELATIONS. VISIT AMERICAN TROOPS AT DMZ.
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $22,098.84
source

Traveler: Scott Garrett (from the office of Scott Garrett)
Destination: SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA (ROK)
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION TRIP TO KOREA DMZ
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $19,465.60
source

Traveler: Larry Lavender (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION TRIP TO KOREA, DMZ
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $10,333.30
source

Traveler: Michael Honda (from the office of Michael Honda)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Purpose: FAMILIARIZATION TRIP TO KOREA, DMZ
Date: Nov 30, 2003
Expense: $900.00
source

Traveler: Benjamin Mckay (from the office of Katherine Harris)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA - KYUNG JU
Purpose: FORMALIZATION OF US-ROK POLITICAL CLIMATE. BRIEFINGS BY THE BLUE HOUS, U.S. EMBASSY-KOREA, GEN. LAPORTE; CMDR, U.S. ARMED FORCES-KOREA TOUR OF THE DMZ, AND TOURS OF ANCIENT CULTURAL AND ARCHOLOGICAL SITES. IN ADDITION, A THOROUGH POLITICAL AND CULTURAL EX
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $9,600.00
source

Traveler: David Hemenway (from the office of Candice Miller)
Destination: SEOUL, KYUNG JU, KOREA
Purpose: FORMALIZATION OF US-ROK POLITICAL CLIMATE. BRIEFINGS BY THE BLUE HOUSE, U.S. EMBASSY-KOREA, GEN. LAPORTE; CMDR. U.S. ARMED FORCES-KOREA. TOUR OF THE DMZ, AND TOURS OF ANCIENT CULTURAL AND ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES. IN ADDITION, A THOROUGH POLITICAL AND CULTURAL
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $14,314.40
source

Traveler: Jason Larrabee (from the office of John Doolittle)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Purpose: FORMALIZATION OF US-ROK POLITICAL CLIMATE. BRIEFINGS BY THE BLUE HOUSE, U.S. EMBASSY-KOREA, GEN. LAPORTE; CMDR. U.S. ARMED FORCES-KOREA. TOUR OF THE DMZ, AND TOURS OF ANCIENT, CULTURAL AND ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES. IN ADDITION, A THOROUGH POLITICAL AND CULTURA
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,927.00
source

Traveler: Frederick Ratliff (from the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA - KYUNG JU, KOREA
Purpose: FORMALIZATION OF US-ROK POLITICAL CLIMATE. BRIEFINGS BY THE BLUE HOUSE, U.S. EMBASSY-KOREA, GEN. LAPORTE; CMDR. U.S. ARMED FORCES-KOREA. TOUR OF THE DMZ, AND TOURS OF ANCIENT, CULTURAL AND ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES. IN ADDITION, A THOROUGH POLITICAL AND CULTURA
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $9,087.30
source

Traveler: Richard Butcher (from the office of Diane Watson)
Destination: SEOUL, KOREA
Purpose: COMPREHENSIVE STAFF DELEGATION TOUR INCLUDING MEETINGS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BLUE HOUSE AND LEADERS OF THE OPPOSITION PARTIES, MEETING U.S. TROOPS, DMZ TOUR, AND EXCURSION TO A SOUTHERN PROVINCE
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $9,087.00
source

Traveler: Eddie Manansala (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: SEOW, KOREA
Purpose: COMPREHENSIVE STAFF DELEGATION TOUR INCLUDING MEETINGS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BLUEHOUSE AND LEADERS OF OPPOSITION PARTIES, MEETING US TROOPS, DMZ TOUR, AND EXCURSION TO A SOUTHERN VILLAGE
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $9,087.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Fitzpatrick (from the office of Steve Chabot)
Destination: D.C., Seoul Korea, D.C.
Purpose: Meeting with National Security Advisor & Defense Advisor to the President, Members of the National Assembly, US Ambassador to Rok, USAF-Korea
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,742.20
source

Traveler: John Doolittle (from the office of John Doolittle)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA FOR KUALA LUMPUR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $14,000.74
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.
  • 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.