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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.

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Bobby Hillert


Total cost of 10 trips: $13,191.04


Trips traveled under the office of Pete Sessions

Destination:
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FURTHER EXAMINE FCC RULINGS IN REGARD TO TELECOMM INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,064.77
source

Destination: TAIPEI/KENTING
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT AUTOMATED PHARMACY/CALL CENTER
Date: Dec 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,119.61
source

Destination: STANFORD UNIV. MED CENTER
Sponsor: Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation
Purpose: VIEW RESEARCH IN DOWN SYNDROME, AUTISM, PARKINSON'S
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $990.00
source

Destination: VISIT PARKLAND HOSPITAL
Sponsor: Parkland Hospital
Purpose: VIEW THE ROLE PARKLAND PLAYS IN DALLAS
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $428.20
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Purpose: TO LEARN PERSPECTIVES FROM EXPERTS REGARDING THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY'S TRADE AND INVESTMENT TRENDS
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $720.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,751.66
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE HARDWARE THAT GOES INTO THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $255.00
source

Destination: CINCY
Sponsor: TOYOTA MANUFACTURING, ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INTERNATIONAL PAPER, AIC STEE NCR, MILACRON CINERGY
Purpose: ALLOWED STAFF TO SEE INNER-WORKINGS OF MANUFACTURING SECTOR. ILLUSTRATED IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING ON AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE
Date: Aug 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,101.46
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: Parkland Hospital
Purpose: INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE DESIGNED TO ALLOW LEGISLATIVE STAFF W/ RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HEALTH CARE ISSUES
Date: Aug 24, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $440.34
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bobby Hillert.


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

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  • 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.