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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*

Joyce Brayboy


Total cost of 12 trips: $31,393.19


Trips traveled under the office of Mel Watt

Destination: WASH., DC-LONDON-KUALA LUMPAR, MALAYSIA/LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EDUCATIONAL, BUSINESS AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH VARIOUS BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN MALAYSIA
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $5,510.00
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES THAT CONCERN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A EDUCATIONAL, BUSINESS AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH VARIOUS BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS AND OFFICIALS IN FRANCE
Date: Dec 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $11,717.89
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC-SAN DIEGO, CA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS AND THE CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DEALING WITH POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,952.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON SECURITIES MARKET STRUCTURE
Date: Sep 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,147.28
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO VISIT CABLE INDUSTRY FACILITIES AND TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUES FACING THE CABLE INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,364.37
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN BRIEFINGS, DEMONSTRATION AND HIGH-LEVEL DISCUSSIONS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO THE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
Date: Jan 28, 2005
Expense: $695.01
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ISSUES THAT IMPACT THE GAMING AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRIES.
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,571.00
source

Destination: HALF MOON BAY, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TO VISIT SEVERAL HIGH-TECH FACILITIES AND PARTICIPATE IN EXECUTIVE BRIEFINGS ON MAJOR PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES FACING THE INDUSTRY.
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,996.16
source

Destination: HALF MOON BAY, CA - SAN FRANCISCO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 2005 NATIONAL SHOW SPONSORED BY NCTA TO MEET WITH CABLE PROVIDERS, PROGRAMMERS AND SUPPLIERS LEARN FIRST HAND HOW THE INDUSTRY OPERATES AND THEIR PUBLIC POLICY CONCERNS.
Date: Apr 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,624.27
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2005 CONGRESSIONAL CARRIBEAN CAUCUS STAFF MEETING.
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A SERIES OF HIGH LEVEL SESSIONS ON A VARIETY OF ISSUES RELATED TO BROADCAST, CABLE AND SATELLITE TELEVISION THAT CONGRESS WILL FACE DURING THE 109TH
Date: May 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Joyce Brayboy.


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.