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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*

Jason Roe


Total cost of 15 trips: $37,749.29


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Feeney

Destination: FREEDOM TO PROSPER RETREAT
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $275.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS 2/28, 3/1, 3/2 AT C
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLES DURING CONF
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,953.97
source

Destination: ALEXANDRIA, VA-CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-WASH, DC
Sponsor: Richard Norman Co
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT. I SERVED ON A PANEL
Date: Oct 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $570.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Oct 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,654.22
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,454.00
source

Destination: WASH DC-BAGHDAD, IRAQ, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: WORK WITH IRI TO CONDUCT AN ASSESSMENT OF EMERGING POLITICAL PARTIES
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (21 days)
Expense: $5,763.35
source

Destination: SOUFRIERE, ST. LUCIA-ST. JOHNS ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2004 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO ST. LUCIA & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $8,233.50
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 27, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $639.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: CARIBBEAN TRADE MINISTERIAL
Date: May 24, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $712.00
source

Destination: PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REP-ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECO. COUNCIL'S 2005 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE DOM. REPUBLIC & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,982.69
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO PARIS, FRANCE TO STUTTGART GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: U.S.-FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE & US-GERMAN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,721.60
source

Destination: STUTTGART, GERMANY TO LONDON, ENGLAND TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT (MEMBER) AT THE BALPPA PARLIAMENTARY LUNCH
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,508.28
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT AT THE GREENBRIER
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES-SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION & PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY MAKING THE GOAL OF ENTITLEMENT REFORM A REALITY
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,264.68
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jason Roe.


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.