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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*

Vince Sampson


Total cost of 12 trips: $15,789.58


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Pombo

Destination: RAPID CITY, SD, PIERRE, SD, WHEATLAND, WY
Sponsor: Missouri River Energy Services
Purpose: TO TOUR OHOI DAM, MISSOURI BASIN POWER PLANT TO UNDERSTAND NEEDS OF SMALL MUNICIPAL POWER PRODUCERS
Date: Jul 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,394.62
source

Destination: FLAGSTAFF, AZ, PAGE, AZ
Sponsor: Colorado River Energy Distributors Association
Purpose: TO TOUR HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES AND DISCUSS RELATED ISSUES SUCHAS SOIL EROSION AND EFFECTS ON ENDANGERED/THREATENED SPECIES
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,135.10
source

Destination: WENATCHEE, WA - CHELAN, WA - LEVENWORTH, WA
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: TO VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT HYDROPOWER RESOURCES ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER AREA. IN ADDITION TO UNDERSTAND PUBLIC POWER AND ITS ROLE IN THE REGION
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,297.53
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO VISIT CAMPUS AND DISCUSS RANGE OF ISSUES AND TECHNOLOGIES RELEVANT TO THE COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,282.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES WITHIN THE MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $920.29
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - JACKSON, WY
Sponsor: Shell Oil Co
Purpose: TO TOUR THE PINEDALE NATURAL GAS FACILITY IN PINEDALE, WY
Date: Aug 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $277.00
source

Destination: JACKSON, WY
Sponsor: Independent Petroleum Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AT THE LAND ACCESS STRATEGY MEETING
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,425.08
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO PREVIEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT MAY BE DEPLOYED TO ADDRESS NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,731.44
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND SCI'S ANNUAL CONVENTION AND ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON FISH & WILDLIFE ISSUES
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $990.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Family Farm Alliance
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL DISCUSSING WATER ISSUES BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES
Date: Mar 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $673.60
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: TO VISIT HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES IN OR WA, DISCUSS ESA: NEPA ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,492.92
source

Destination: RALEIGH DURHAM
Sponsor: Duke University
Purpose: TO GIVE A PRESENTATION TO ATTENDEES OF THE CURRENT & EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AT DUKE UNIVS. THE PRESENTATION WAS ON THE NEPA TASK FORCE
Date: Jun 15, 2005
Expense: $170.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Vince Sampson.


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

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    Is School Funding Fair?

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