Bob Kolvoord is one of Science Approach's four founding members. He is a teacher and researcher. He is currently a professor of Integrated Science and Technology program at James Madison University where he recently won the JMU Alumni's Association Distinguished Faculty award.
For more than a decade, he has worked with teachers and scientists to develop educational software and curriculum that uses computer visualization tools to connect students and teachers to discovery in math and science. Some of the curriculum projects he has been involved with include HIP Physics and the award-winning Hands-on Image Processing for Educators, and HIP Biology 1 and 2. He was a co-founder of the Center for Image Processing in Education (CIPE) and currently serves as the Chair of the CIPE's Board of Trustees.
Bob has a B.A. (Physics) and an M.S. (Materials Science) from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from Cornell University (Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) where he studied the rings of Saturn using image processing techniques. He worked at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona, studying problems of planetary formation and working with the University's Image Processing for Teaching project.