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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

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*

Priscilla Ross


Total cost of 6 trips: $10,052.57


Trips traveled under the office of Benjamin Cardin

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Psychiatric Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE ASSOCIATIONS ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,076.03
source

Destination: RALEIGH, N.C.
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING REGARDING DRUG BENEFITS
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $555.44
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA; RENO, NV; LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: TO PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO GAMING AND MANUFACTURING RELATED ISSUES
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $5,346.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Association of Advertising Agencies
Purpose: TO LEARN ADVERTISING BUSINESS AND GAIN INSIGHT INTO CREATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CONSUMER INFORMATION
Date: May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $696.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON RETIREMENT SECURITY
Date: Dec 15, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,271.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: RETREAT ON ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,108.10
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Priscilla Ross.


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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    Tracking and Vocational Ed

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    Is School Funding Fair?

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