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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

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Trips by*

William Koetzle


Total cost of 9 trips: $28,428.66


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination:
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 30, 2000
Expense: $3,132.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Railway Progress Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $851.75
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: ATTENDING SEMINAR, FACT FINDING & EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 27, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,725.00
source

Destination: ATTEND COOPERSTOWN CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND COOPERSTOWN CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/INFORMATIONAL
Date: Mar 31, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $3,476.03
source

Destination: VISIT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT/HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PLANT/ENERGY MEETINGS
Sponsor: Southern Co
Purpose: VISIT NUCLEAR & HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PLANTS/MEETINGS
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,464.60
source

Destination:
Sponsor: AMERICAN GAS ASSOC.; BE; NATIONAL OCEAN'S INDUSTRY ASSOC.
Purpose: ATTEND MEETINGS; INFORMATION
Date: Mar 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,300.00
source

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $10,902.28
source

Destination: CHARLESTON
Sponsor: Santee Cooper
Purpose: SITE VISIT / TOUR
Date: Oct 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Koetzle.


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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    Reinventing College for a New Kind of Student

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