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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

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Trips by*

David Malech


Total cost of 11 trips: $27,273.20


Trips traveled under the office of Kevin Brady

Destination: NICARAGUA
Sponsor: Luis R Cerna/Univ of Mobile Nicaragua
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $940.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: United States-Morroco Council on Trade and Investment
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,585.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Baylor University
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,798.00
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,842.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: Reliant Energy Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $439.31
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,891.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $1,468.00
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: THE DOMINICAN ASSOCIATION OF FREE ZONE INDUSTRIES AND THE NATIONAL FREE ZONE COUNCIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,025.20
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: TRADE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: EL SALVADOR - GUATEMALA
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,425.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Malech.


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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    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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