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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*

Steven Wall


Total cost of 13 trips: $13,742.41


Trips traveled under the office of Trent Lott

Destination: LAKE MANASSAS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Citizens for Civil Justice Reform
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE RE: "CIVIL JUSTICE REFORM: THE YEAR 2000"
Date: Dec 9, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $207.00
source

Destination: MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA
Sponsor: National Fisheries Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING THE CATFISH, SHRIMP, AND OYSTER INDUSTRIES
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $935.08
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS)
Purpose: ATTEND ALTS ANNUAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 3, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $904.90
source

Destination: MIDDLETOWN NJ, NEW YORK NY, BEDMINSTER NJ
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP: VISIT AND TOUR AT&T LABS AND GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $520.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: COPYRIGHT PROTECTION CONFERENCE / FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,921.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY & SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,824.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON CABLE ISSUES
Date: Dec 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,538.14
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA & SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: HIGH TECH FACT FINDING / SITE VISIT TRIP
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,940.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: ACT, ALCATEL, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFINCON, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, TELCORDIA, SBCA, SPRINT, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Purpose: TECH POLICY 2003 FIFTH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $653.68
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: FOURTH ANNUAL CTIA POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $502.33
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CABLE INDUSTRY FACT-FINDING TRIP, INCLUDING STUDY OF CABLE IP TELEPHONY, BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT, & DIGITAL TELEVISION
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,095.07
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND ISSUES CONFERENCE: "FASTER FORWARD: THE CABLE INDUSTRY'S TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS"
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $901.21
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTEND 2004 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $800.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Steven Wall.


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.