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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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*

Jonathan Epstein


Total cost of 8 trips: $24,710.00


Trips traveled under the office of Jeff Bingaman

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON NUCLEAR AND FOSSIL ENERGY
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,740.00
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Destination: JAPAN/TAIWAN
Sponsor: NATIONAL ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOC/CHINESE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Date: Nov 29, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,500.00
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Destination: IRVINE, CA
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: INVITED LECTURE ON ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Date: May 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $680.00
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Destination: ALMORO NETHERLANDS, AVIGNON FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: REVIEW FRONT END NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,760.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, HSINCHU; TAINAN TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: REVIEW SCIENCE AND TECH. POLICY AND SCIENCE PARKS
Date: Aug 7, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: BANGALORE, CALCUTTA INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONFEDERATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRIES PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT AND VISIT MEMBER INDUSTRIES
Date: Jan 4, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,100.00
source

Destination: BLACKSBURG VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Virginia Tech
Purpose: DELIVER A SEMINAR ON SCIENCE IN THE CONGRESS
Date: Jan 26, 2005
Expense: $380.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, HSINCHU; TAIWAN
Sponsor: Sandia Science and Technology Park
Purpose: REVIEW SCIENCE AND TECH. POLICY AND SCIENCE PARKS
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,350.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jonathan Epstein.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.