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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 by*

Ashleigh Dela Torre


Total cost of 6 trips: $7,197.06


Trips traveled under the office of Pat Roberts

Destination: SANTA FE, NM
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: LEARN OF THE ISSUES FACING ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN REMOTE SERVICE TERRITORIES
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
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Destination: LOUISVILLE AND LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST HAND THE ISSUES AFFECTING AGRICULTURE SUCH AS MIGRANT WORKER LAWS, QUOTES ON PRODUCTION, GOVERNMENT PAYMENTS & CROP DIVERSTIFICATION
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, KANSAS AND CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP REGARDING BURLINGTON NORTHERN SANTA FE RAILROAD'S OPERATIONS/FREIGHT YARDS IN KANSAS CITY AND CHICAGO
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,914.16
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY KS AND MO
Sponsor: Kansas City Kansas Area Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON FEDERAL INVESTMENT PRIORITIES FOR THE REGION, INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Date: May 23, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $881.85
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES FACING THE AVIATION INDUSTRY AT CENTERS CONFERENCE, SUCH AS RESTRUCTING, FINANCING TAX INCENTIVES AND SECURITY CONCERNS
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: TO ATTEND A LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON AVIATION SAFELY ENTITLED "LEARNING FROM DISASTER: AN INSIDE LOOK AT AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND ITS LINK TO IMPROVES SAFELY."
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,362.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ashleigh Dela Torre.


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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