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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*

Kevin Smith


Total cost of 5 trips: $5,184.70


Trips traveled under the office of John Boehner

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO VISIT NASDAQ STOCK MARKET FACILITIES
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $886.65
source

Destination: TRIP TO BOSTON TO VISIT FIDELITY FACILITIES
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP ABOUT INVESTMENT PLANNING, COMPANY STOCK
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,252.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: EDUCATE STAFF ABOUT THE ROLE MUTUAL FUNDS PLAY IN THE US ECONOMY AS WELL AS DEFINED CONTRIBUTION 401(K) SAVINGS PLANS
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $912.86
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: United Parcel Service of America Inc (UPS)
Purpose: TRIP TO LOUISVILLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT UPS, THE OPERATION OF ITS PENSION PLAN, AND MULTIEMPLOYER PENSION PLANS IN GENERAL
Date: Sep 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,251.19
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PENSION REFORM RETREAT FOR MEMBERS AND STAFF TO DISCUSS RETIREMENT SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kevin Smith.


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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    Reinventing College for a New Kind of Student

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    Is School Funding Fair?

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