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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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*

Andrew Vermilye


Total cost of 23 trips: $50,329.00


Trips traveled under the office of John Breaux

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: University of New Orleans
Purpose: EDUCATION / FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $590.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 27, 2000
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR BREAUX WHO GAVE A SPEECH
Date: May 7, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,477.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND A CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CAL
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,897.00
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: MEET WITH BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND U.S. BUSINESSMAN RE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
Date: May 27, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,042.00
source

Destination: MONTREAL, CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: ATTEND AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,201.00
source

Destination: MONTANA & WASHINGTON
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: STAFF TRIP
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,225.00
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: VISIT RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FACILITIES
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,295.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,839.00
source

Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $180.00
source

Destination: BRISTOL, CONN
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: VISIT FACILITIES & MEET EXECUTIVES
Date: Jan 25, 2002
Expense: $559.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: ATTEND A CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,769.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CONVENTION
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,478.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,410.00
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES
Date: Aug 27, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,642.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,294.00
source

Destination: AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: Government of Australia
Purpose: TRADE DELEGATION
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (13 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source

Destination: TURNBERRY, FLA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,125.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CONVENTION
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,582.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $572.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND A CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,915.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: MEET WITH INDUSTRY OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 24, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,062.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andrew Vermilye.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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.