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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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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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Trips by*

Brendon Weiss


Total cost of 12 trips: $18,336.34


Trips traveled under the office of Vito Fossella

Destination:
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,457.39
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,258.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 22, 2002
Expense: $394.50
source

Destination: FRENCH GUIANA
Sponsor: Arianespace
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,322.49
source

Destination: FLORIDA
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE/FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,388.87
source

Destination: LEGISLATIVE MEETINGS AND BUSINESS SEMINARS
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONG. STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,684.90
source

Destination: VIRGINIA CROSSINGS RESORT, GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $575.64
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT
Date: Oct 10, 2003
Expense: $252.80
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,531.00
source

Destination: EVENING DINNER W/ EXECS; 3 PANEL DISCUSSIONS RE: PREDATORY LENDING
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $814.00
source

Destination: JULY 18TH-EVENING DINNER W/ EXECS. JULY 19TH BREAKFAST ISSUES MEETING; TOUR OF NYSE FLOO MEETING W/ FLOOR BROKER AND SPECIAL NT
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION TRIP ON ISSUES BEFORE HFSC
Date: Jul 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $862.00
source

Destination: BROOMFIELD, CO
Sponsor: LEVEL (3) COMMUNICATIONS; VONAGE; INTRADO
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $794.75
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brendon Weiss.


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

  • 08.19.14

    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.