Washington State University
Professor LoFaro is a principal investigator of the NSF funded project Internet Differential Equations Activities (IDEA). This site provides students and instructors with software and projects demonstrating the uses of differential equations in modeling a variety of physical and biological processes. Professor LoFaro and Professor David Slavit are presently analyzing classroom data to determine how technology based projects affect student understanding of fundamental concepts in differential equations. Professor LoFaro also contributed to CODEE's ODE-Architect, a CD-ROM published by John Wiley and Sons. ODE-Architect uses multimedia and a sophisticated solver to demonstrate differential equations concepts and their applications to modeling. ODE-Architect was named one of the "9 Best Digital Products on the Planet" by NewMedia Magazine in 1998.
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