The CODEE Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication, distributed by the CODEE (Community of Ordinary Differential Equations Educators) and published by the Claremont Colleges Library, for original materials that promote the teaching and learning of ordinary differential equations.
The CODEE Journal is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. All articles are licensed with a Creative Commons license. The journal is archived by LOCKSS.
Current Volume: Volume 17
Engaging the World: Differential Equations Can Influence Public Policies
It is with immense pleasure and honor that we present this Third Special Issue of the CODEE Journal where the exciting world of mathematical modeling via differential equations converges with the practical realms of public policies and decision-making.
Differential equations, as powerful tools for describing change and dynamic processes, have long been at the heart of mathematical modeling. As we face the unique challenges and opportunities in the teaching and learning of differential equations in the 21st century, it is important that we share ideas and perspectives that promote pedagogical innovation, technological adaptation, and student engagement. Doing so strengthens our community of practice, which we lovingly call CODEE (Community of ODE Educators). The thirteen articles within this issue offer a diverse array of perspectives and contributions, illustrating that mathematics can contribute to making informed public policies via community collaboration and dialogue, guided classroom explorations, and/or research investigations.
This Special Issue is dedicated with heartfelt gratitude and admiration to Prof Beverly West (Cornell University) a living embodiment of inspiration and mentorship. She has been a powerful guiding force, contributing immeasurably to the success and spirit of this journal. Her passion for promoting the teaching and learning of differential equations and unwavering support have left an indelible mark on our journey. In honoring our beloved Bev within these pages, we celebrate her enduring impact she continues to make on the CODEE Journal.
To Open or Not to Open: Developing a COVID-19 Model Specific to Small Residential Campuses
Christina Joy Edholm, Maryann Hohn, Nicole Lee Falicov, Emily Lee, Lily Natasha Wartman, and Ami Radunskaya
Applying the SIR model: can students advise the mayor of a small community?
Carrin Goosen, Mark I. Nelson, and Mahime Watanabe
Fitting a COVID-19 Model Incorporating Senses of Safety and Caution to Local Data from Spartanburg County, South Carolina
D. Chloe Griffin and Amanda Mangum
ODEs and Mandatory Voting
Christoph Borgers, Natasa Dragovic, Anna Haensch, Arkadz Kirshtein, and Lilla Orr
Using a Sand Tank Groundwater Model to Investigate a Groundwater Flow Model
Christopher Evrard, Callie Johnson, Michael A. Karls, and Nicole Regnier