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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Bill Hughes


Total cost of 16 trips: $16,580.85


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: NEMACOLIN RESORT IN FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $530.00
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: SPEAK AT AND ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,543.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-KINGSMILL
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WVA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: ST MICHEALS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS "GREENBRIER"
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,792.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: THE LEEWS, PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESS OF TOMORROW 2004
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,166.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER IN WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: APPEAR ON A PANEL AND PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ABOUT RAILROAD TRANSPORTATION ASSN
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $788.64
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,076.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bill Hughes.


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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    Is school funding fair?

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