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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.

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Elizabeth Stack


Total cost of 11 trips: $18,828.96


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF UK NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,152.42
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ralph Hall

Destination: DAILY MEETINGS
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ACT, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFENEON, LEVEL(3) COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, TELECORDIA.
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $727.10
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY FROM VARIOUS PERSPECTIVES.
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $1,373.98
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: WIRELESS INDUSTRY EDUCATION/CONVENTION
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $823.20
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT TXU'S COAL AND NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN TEXAS AND THE ISSUES THAT AFFECT THEM
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,206.99
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,417.40
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE UK'S ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,537.41
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: VISIT CABLE INDUSTRY FACILITIES AND MEET WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,478.29
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: DISCUSS ENERGY POLICY AND VISIT GEOTHERMAL FACILITIES
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,325.17
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY AND GET FIRST-HAND LOOK AT NEW WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,102.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: MEET WITH NEW CORP EXECUTIVES FROM VARIOUS BUSINESS DIVISIONS IN THE COMPANY TO LEARN HOW LEGISLATIVE ISSUES RELATING TO BROADCAST, CABLE AND SATELLITE TELEVISION AFFECT
Date: May 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Elizabeth Stack.


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

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.