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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

Society for Womens Health Research


Total cost of 14 trips: $8,063.10


Traveler: Jennifer Griffith (from the office of Olympia Snowe)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $495.00
source

Traveler: Diana Degette (from the office of Diana Degette)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEAK AT A FORUM ON WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,028.00
source

Traveler: Rhonda Richards (from the office of Barbara Mikulski)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY - NEW YORK RENAISSANCE HOTEL
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE WOMEN'S HEALTH LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2000
Expense: $239.10
source

Traveler: Rhonda Richards (from the office of Barbara Mikulski)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Purpose: WOMEN'S HEALTH LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Amy Slavin (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Keya Sanders (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: WOMEN'S LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIES CONFERENCE
Purpose: TO DISCUSS WOMEN'S HEALTH INITIATIVES FOR 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Apriel Hodari (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: WOMEN'S HEALTH LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Cameron Gilreath (from the office of Judy Biggert)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Cary Gibson (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - TO LEARN ABOUT WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Robin Bachman (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: 1 1/2 DAY CONFERENCE & FIELD VISIT
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WOMEN'S HEALTH LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Carolyn Holmes (from the office of Sue Kelly)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: WOMEN'S HEALTH CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Stacey Rampy (from the office of Anna Eshoo)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: WOMEN'S HEALTH STRATEGY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Shannon Darcy (from the office of Shelley Moore Capito)
Destination:
Purpose: WOMEN'S HEALTH LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source

Traveler: Cary Gibson (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Purpose: EDUCATION CONFERENCE ON WOMEN'S HEALTH POLICY
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $511.00
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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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  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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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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    Is School Funding Fair?

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