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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*

David Hurst


Total cost of 8 trips: $8,191.02


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Pickering

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: ATTENDED USTA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORYISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY AND TO WITNESS NEW TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE INDUSTRY.
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,463.82
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: 2004 CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ON PANEL TO DISCUSS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS; VIEW DEMONSTRATIONS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $704.01
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: 2004 WIRELESS CONFERENCE; SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ON PANEL TO DISCUSS VARIOUS WIRELESS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS; VIEW DEMONSTRATIONS OF NEW WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $666.20
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS AND THE CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ATTENDED CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING TO LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MANUFACTURING, AND TECHNOLOGY SECTORS. PARTICIPATED ON PANEL DISCUSSING VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL AND H.R. 4129
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,520.88
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTENDED 16TH ANNUAL COMPTEL/ASCENT 2004 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE COMPETETIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY. PARTICIPATED ON PANEL DISCUSSION. VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL AND H.R. 4129
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $647.50
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA'S PORTLAND, MAINE FACT-FINDING TRIP FOCUSING ON VOIP; VIEW FACILITIES AND ATTEND PRESENTATIONS ON THE TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES BEING OFFERED
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $967.05
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NEW WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES AND CURRENT LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING WIRELESS INDUSTRY; PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION REGARDING SAME
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,451.40
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTEND 17TH ANNUAL COMPTEL/ALTS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO LEARN ABOUT LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING COMPETITIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $770.16
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Hurst.


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.