IT: Remote Software Resources

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If you need access to software that Cooper normally provides on-site, please fill out the request form. You can also use this form to request webcams, headsets, laptops or additional hardware required to work remotely:       

Classroom Technology Request Form Fall 2021

If there are students in your class who will need similar hardware resources to complete their coursework, please have them email for assistance.

Software that Faculty and Students can download directly from software vendors: 

  • Matlab – sign-up here with your Cooper e-mail address to download and install Matlab. 

  • Rhino for Windows (email to make a special request for off-site access)

  • Rhino for Mac  (email to make a special request for off-site access)

  • Miro

  • Solidworks – Please note: The free SDK version has been discontinued. We are working with Solidworks on an alternative to the SDK. Availability TBD. Please email with any questions.


How to Request Third-Party Software 

The Department of IT endeavors to provide faculty and staff with the best possible tools for teaching.  If you discover a new software or application that Cooper does not currently provide, please contact us and we will vet the software for FERPA compliance and network security.  Please email with all third-party software requests. 

PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD FREEWARE VERSIONS of software onto campus computers without first consulting with IT.   If you are working in one of IT's Labs and need software that is not on the template, please let notify the lab manager. 


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  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

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  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.