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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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*

Dana Johnson


Total cost of 10 trips: $18,966.28


Trips traveled under the office of Ric Keller

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: PBI
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE (80%) AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA (20%)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP VISITING SUGARCANE FARMS AND FACILITIES
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.48
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Mchugh

Destination: GERMANY, BELGIUM, FRANCE
Sponsor: ASSOC. OF POSTAL SERVICE PROVIDERS: BUNDESVERBAND DER POSTDIENSHEISTER
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING TOUR-POSTAL & REGULATORY ISSUES
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,720.00
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT AND INDUSTRY PROJECTIONS RELATED TO U.S. NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,979.13
source

Destination: LAKE PLACID, NY
Sponsor: US Olympic Committee
Purpose: INSPECT OLYMPIC TRAINING FACILITY & EVENT VENUES
Date: Feb 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $118.00
source

Destination: SARANAC LAKE, NY & ALBANY, NY
Sponsor: Healthcare Association of New York State
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF RURAL & URBAN HOSPITAL FACILITIES.
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $621.23
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN AND KENTING NATIONAL PARK, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE & THE OLYMPIC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (AN ENTITY OF NEW YORK STATE)
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INSPECTION OF OLYMPIC FACILITIES
Date: Jan 31, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $172.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: SAP America Inc
Purpose: DEMONSTRATIONS AND BRIEFINGS TO HIGHLIGHT EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND POTENTIAL APPLICATION FOR HOMELAND SECURITY AND NATIONAL DEFENSE NEEDS.
Date: Jun 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,951.44
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dana Johnson.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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    Tracking and Vocational Ed

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