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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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*

Cameron Gilreath


Total cost of 17 trips: $24,459.49


Trips traveled under the office of Judy Biggert

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $840.42
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Society for Womens Health Research
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $579.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Lamar Smith

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: SEMINAR
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,813.75
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,089.00
source

Destination: SILICON VALLEY
Sponsor: Business Software Alliance
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $727.10
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 3, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,708.61
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,010.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: BMG
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $577.94
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Clear Channel Communications Inc
Purpose: MEDIA CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,536.10
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 20, 2003
Expense: $584.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: LEADERS IN TECH. EDUCATIONAL PROG.
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,072.80
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: DUTKO GROUP-ALCATEL, AMAZON, ACT, ATT, GIA, INFINEON, LEVEL(3) COMMUNICATIONS, LUCENT, MICROSOFT, NCTA, SBCA, SPRIN, VONTU, YAB
Purpose:
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $792.15
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,902.88
source

Destination: WASH DC-LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STAFF RETREAT
Date: May 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,985.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-SARASOTA/LONGBOAT KEY
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON TELECOM ISSUES
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,943.31
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAK ON PEACE AT NAT'L CONVENTION
Date: Apr 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,293.73
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Cameron Gilreath.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 08.12.14

    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

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.