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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*

Leslie Woolley


Total cost of 18 trips: $18,868.96


Trips traveled under the office of Zell Miller

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: MERRILL LYNCH & FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSN.
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 22, 2001
Expense: $352.45
source

Destination: SAVANNAH, GA
Sponsor: General Dynamics Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001
Expense: $982.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,023.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,107.83
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,424.89
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $620.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: AMERICAN INSURANCE ASSN. AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LIFE INSURERS. ALLIANCE OF AMERICAN INSURERS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEMINAR ON INSURANCE ISSUES
Date: May 31, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPATION
Date: Nov 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,219.00
source

Destination: THE LAKES, NEVADA
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,155.50
source

Destination: CRUM LYNNE PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: TransUnion Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $618.37
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA & ST. PETERSBURG
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: PANEL PARTICIPATION
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,034.89
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $858.24
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $962.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Options Clearing Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,084.92
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,312.98
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Archipelago Holdings
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,121.14
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,598.75
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Atlantic Station LLC
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $393.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Leslie Woolley.


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.