Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

End of Year Show: The Photo Gallery

End of Year Show: The Photo Gallery

The End of Year Show, a Cooper Union tradition in which student work is displayed all over the school, opened on May 23

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Commencement 2016: The Photo Gallery

Commencement 2016: The Photo Gallery

Scenes from the 157th ceremony for graduating students of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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Tech Media Thrills to 2016 Robot Sumo Throwdown

Scientific American, Vice and Ars Technica all sent their cameras out to the annual End of Year Show competition where student-built battlin' 'bots must be the last to stay in the ring without human intervention. Watch them go at it

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Saskia Bos: The Valedictory Interview

Saskia Bos: The Valedictory Interview

The Dean of the School of Art will step down after seeing the class of 2016 graduate. In this departing interview she talks about her past 11 years at the school including its challenges and opportunities. She also discusses the positive future she sees for it and The Cooper Union

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “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.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • 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.