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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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Trips by*

Mike Mckay


Total cost of 31 trips: $50,706.64


Trips traveled under the office of Gregory Meeks

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Airlines
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE LEGIS. & EXECUTIVE SEMINAR
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,386.23
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 2000 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,770.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: ADVANCE WALK THROUGH/PREPARATION FOR CBC VISIT ON 6/15-16
Date: Jun 9, 2000
Expense: $355.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, BELL ATLANTIC, HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: CONG. BLACK CAUCUS VISIT TO NY STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Jun 14, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $891.43
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: DIALOGUE ON AVIATION INDUSTRY, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL & SAFETY
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,996.60
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS TOUR OF FOUR EXCHANGES
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,437.84
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: AT&T, MICROSOFT AND AMERICAN AIRLINES
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TO VISIT AT&T AND MICROSOFT FACILITIES.
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,867.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $611.13
source

Destination: (WALL STREET) NEW YORK CITY & TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT NASDAQ STOCK MARKET FACILITIES
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,041.60
source

Destination: NEW YORK -PHOENIX, AZ-SAN FRANCISCO-ST. LOUIS-NYC/KENNEDY
Sponsor: Providian Financial Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING - EDUCATIONAL ISSUES.
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: INTN. AVIATION (HIGH SPEED RAIL ON TRANSPORTATION)
Date: May 27, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,447.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Petroleum Institute
Purpose: CBC ENERGY INDUSTRY DIALOGUE
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,263.25
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF NY BUILDING TRADES EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION OF NY
Purpose: BRIEFING CONCERNING LIABILITY EXPOSURE OF CONTRACTORS CONDUCTING RECOVERY EFFORTS AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE & SITE VISIT
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $209.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,129.00
source

Destination: FT. WORTH, TULSA OKLAHOMA-DALLAS
Sponsor: American Airlines
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $371.50
source

Destination: DULLES AIRPORT - NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: 2002 DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,085.51
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,217.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $817.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,363.42
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $612.44
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,336.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: CHICAGO ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,182.43
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: CEA LEADER'S TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,157.45
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Pfizer Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,667.68
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIF.
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,402.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: TASER INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,429.27
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING TO BETTER UNDERSTAND POLICY & REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,691.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,774.36
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mike Mckay.


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.

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

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is School Funding Fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.