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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Jennifer Platt


Total cost of 8 trips: $12,356.47


Trips traveled under the office of Katherine Harris

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC
Sponsor: PHRMA, ELI LILLY, GLAXOSMITHKLINE, MERCK
Purpose: TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE RESEARCH PROCESS BEHIND DRUG MANUFACTURING
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,086.45
source

Destination: SARASOTA, FL-RALEIGH, NC-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: SAS INSTITUTE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SAS AND THEIR FINANCIAL SERVICES CLIENTS EFFORTS TO ADHERE TO SARBANES-OXLEY AND PATRIOT ACT REGULATIONS AND TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP INDUSTRY TO MEET DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $929.30
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP TO EXAMINE SELF REGULATING FUNCTIONS IN LIGHT OF DECENT SECURITIES SCANDALS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $941.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-INDIA-NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Global Health Council
Purpose: GATHER INFORMATION & EXAMINE HEALTH ISSUES FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $5,783.00
source

Destination: NYC-WAS
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO EXAMINE SPECIALIST AND MARKET SYSTEM IN TERMS OF PRICE DISCOVERY AND NEW MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE OF THE EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $712.79
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: YAHOO! VANTU, SPRINT, SBCA, NCTA, LUCENT, AMAZON.COM MICROSOFT, LEVEL (3), E/A INFINEM, AT&T, ACT, ALCATEL
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TRENDS AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS RELATED TO THE FIELD OF HIGH-TECH.
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $631.68
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE DUE DILIGENCE AND BUSINESS REALITIES OF THE SECONDARY MARKET ON SUB-PRIME LOANS
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.87
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: COL. TECH. & INTERNET ASSOC. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS, UNITED STATES TELE. ASSOC.
Purpose: TO DISCUSS POLICY & REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES & RELATED INDUSTRIES, SUCH AS MANUFACTURERS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,457.38
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jennifer Platt.


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

  • 08.19.14

    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

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    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.