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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*

Ryan Weston


Total cost of 34 trips: $47,565.56


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: LSU Foundation
Purpose: TO TOUR LSU RESEARCH FACILITIES, AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR FEDERALLY-FUNDED PROJECTS
Date: Nov 11, 1999 (3 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: NASD/AMEX
Purpose: TOUR NASDAQ & AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGES
Date: Dec 3, 1999
Expense: $282.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN & LUBBACK, TEXAS
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: EDUCATION-ATTEND BRIEFINGS, MEETINGS, AND TOUR
Date: Dec 9, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $1,447.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX AZ
Sponsor: United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND DISCUSS CROP INSURANCE
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,369.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE NC
Sponsor: Derivatives Net Inc
Purpose: TOUR ELECTRONIC EXCHANGE SYSTEM
Date: Mar 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,448.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON FL
Sponsor: US Futures Exchanges
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL FUTURES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC; ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI; MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON & BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,068.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO IL
Sponsor: Council of State Governments
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH TO AG TASK FORCE
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $791.00
source

Destination: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,848.14
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Columbia Resource Group
Purpose: TOUR BOEIHY, MICROSOFT, WASHINGTON MUTUAL, IMMUNEX
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,144.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: AMERICAN SOYBEAN INDUSTRY COUNCIL (ASIC)
Purpose: SPEAK AT ASIC MEETING
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $831.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: TOUR NASDAG
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $600.05
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY AND TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF NASDAQ
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $840.24
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE CHICAGO BAR ASSOCIATION
Date: Jan 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,460.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE & MERCANTILE FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSN AND NEW YORK MERCANTILE
Purpose: ATTEND FIA CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,700.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON TX
Sponsor: Enron Corporation
Purpose: TOUR ENRON
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,240.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO ABA AG EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $788.00
source

Destination: SAN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: ATTEND ASA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $941.98
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT NCBA ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
source

Destination: ASHEVILLE & RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: ATTEND THE NORTH CAROLINA AG TOUR
Date: Aug 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: KEYSTONE, COLORADO
Sponsor: Monsanto Co
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE MONSANTO AG ADVISORY GROMARS GROUP
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,039.49
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TOUR BIOTECHNOLOGY BUSINESSES & RESEARCH FACILITIES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,331.50
source

Destination: PALM BEACH
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: ATTEND ABA'S NAT'L AG BANKERS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 9, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,228.76
source

Destination: ORLANDO FLORIDA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: ATTEND CRAP LIBE ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON
Sponsor: Futures Industry Association
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: TOUR SHENANDOAH VALLEY AGRI, GROWERS MOUNTAIN
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: TOUR VIRGINIA AG SITES
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $309.00
source

Destination: MCALLEN, TX
Sponsor: EOP Group
Purpose: PESTICIDE MEETING
Date: Sep 8, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,244.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL CROP LIFE MEETING
Date: Sep 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,551.00
source

Destination: DELHI, KOLKATA & CHENNAI, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING FOR INDIAN AG, MILITARY, ECONOMIC TSUNAMI RELIEF
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,368.00
source

Destination: DENVER CO
Sponsor: SATELLITE BROADCASTING COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATIONS, ECHO STAR COMM, STARZ EXCORE, NAT'L RURAL TELECOM COOP
Purpose: TOUR SATELLITE AND RURAL BROADBAND COMPANIES
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,192.00
source

Destination: DENVER CO
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WHEAT GROWERS
Purpose: SPEAK AT NAWG ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $842.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Frank Lucas

Destination: TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,330.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU HI
Sponsor: Ag Biotech Planning Committee
Purpose: TOUR BIOTECH RESEARCH FACILITIES
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,221.40
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ryan Weston.


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.