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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

Lance Armstrong Foundation


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,833.03


Traveler: Glen Chambers (from the office of Sam Brownback)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: THE LANCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION RIDE FOR THE ROSES
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,277.70
source

Traveler: Michael Brumas (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, STUDY TOUR TRIP RELATED TO CANCER RESEARCH, FEDERAL FUNDING, CANCER SUVIVORSHIP INITIATIVES
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,307.00
source

Traveler: Viquar Ahmad (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: TOUR & BRIEFING OF CANCER RESEARCH & OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $550.90
source

Traveler: Jennifer Biggy (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: TO VISIT PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE LAF, AND LEARN ABOUT RESEARCH AND INFORMATION THAT IS MADE AVAILABLE TO CANCER SURVIVORS BY LAF
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Kirkland (from the office of David Price)
Destination: ROUNDTRIP WASHINGTON, DC TO AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,186.39
source

Traveler: Megan Milam (from the office of Mike Simpson)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 19, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,387.37
source

Traveler: Susan Sweat (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Purpose: I VISITED LAF, AND OTHER GROUPS ASSOCIATED WITH LAF, IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ONGOING CANCER SURVIVORSHIP ACTIVITIES AND THE NEEDS OF THE SURVIVOR COMMUNITY
Date: May 19, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,073.67
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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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    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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    Tracking and Vocational Ed

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