Devin Silvia is a teaching specialist in the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering at Michigan State University. He received his PhD from the University of Colorado in astrophysical and planetary sciences. His research focuses on using numerical simulations to understand how the gas between and around galaxies evolves over time. Devin’s teaching efforts are currently focused on introductory courses in computational modeling and data analysis. In these courses, students learn the basics of Python programming in pursuit of building and interpreting models and manipulating, analyzing, and visualizing data. Devin works to incorporate a wide array of research-based educational practices including interactive learning through flipped classrooms. He is also passionate about promoting equitable and inclusive classroom spaces and raising awareness about potential barriers that prevent student success.