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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

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Trips by*

Holly Woodruff Lyons


Total cost of 5 trips: $10,481.32


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: WASHINGTON-DULLES FOR TOULOUSE, FRANCE
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: AVIATION AND TRADE-RELATED FACT FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 19, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,640.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: CONFERENCE-PANEL SPEAKER
Date: Jan 5, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $2,408.00
source

Destination: FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Sponsor: Transrapid International USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, BRIEFINGS & TOUR OF REST FACILITY
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,237.82
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: PORT OF SEATTLE, ALASKA AIRLINES, AND BOEING CO.
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION-OVERVIEW OF AVIATION AND INT'L TRADE ISSUES (SEE ATTACHED AGENDA)
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,070.70
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE; CONFERENCE ATTENDEE AND PANELIST; MEETINGS WITH CHAIRMAN MICA AND AIRPORT AUTHORITIES
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $1,124.80
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Holly Woodruff Lyons.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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