Ryan C. Cooper is an Assistant Professor-in-Residence at the University of Connecticut. His background is in mechanics and materials science with an emphasis on numerical simulations. He has been using Jupyter and Github to enhance the student-centered classroom experience for over four years. Prof. Cooper has developed free open source materials for computational work in engineering and volunteers in the NumPy documentation team. He has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and spent two and a half years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Postdoctoral researcher.