Professor Romualdo T. deSouza
Professor de Souza's area of research is Nuclear Chemistry. Understanding the thermodynamic properties (i.e., equation-of-state) of nuclear matter is important in understanding the synthesis of the heavy elements as it occurs in explosive stellar environments (e.g., supernovae) or the existence of objects such as neutron stars.
In addition to the significant evidence that CALM is effective, students also perceive that CALM aids them in learning the material. Midway through the first semester of CALM's use, we also collected student opinions about their experience with CALM (297 respondents). Of all the students taking the survey, 73% described CALM as either “extremely” or “very useful” in helping them learn the material presented in the course; only 8% felt was only “slightly useful” or “not useful at all”.