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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

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority


Total cost of 9 trips: $6,987.85


Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: DC - DETROIT - CLEVE
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jan 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $908.00
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Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: SPEAK AT LUNCHEON
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $960.00
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Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: MEMPHIS-ATLANTA-DC
Purpose: SPEAKER
Date: Jul 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $753.50
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: DC-INDIANAPOLIS-CLEVELAND
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $850.00
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: DETROIT, MI
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO DELTA SIGMA THETA: REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 31, 2003
Expense: $1,158.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: BOSTON
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $760.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: SEATTLE
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Aug 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $758.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: Charlotte, New Orleans, Washington, D.C.
Purpose: Keynote Speaker, Annual Founders Day Ceremony
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $285.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC-SYRACUSE, NY
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Jan 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $555.35
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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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    Reinventing College for a New Kind of Student

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