Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • 2015 Annual Student Exhibition

    2015 Annual Student Exhibition

    Classrooms, galleries and studios are transformed into exhibition space to show case work by students in art, architecture and engineering

  • Commencement 2015

    Commencement 2015

    The 156th graduating class shifts their tassles

  • Ideas City 2015

    Ideas City 2015

    The third edition of the New Museum’s biennial festival that explores the future of cities includes an all-day conference in the Great Hall and a free, public street festival featuring projects by students and alumni of The Cooper Union

School of Engineering: Senior Snapshots 2015

School of Engineering: Senior Snapshots 2015

David Katz, Jackie Song, Osaze Udeagbala and Quinee Quintana talk about where they came from, what they worked on in their final year, and where they are headed next

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School of Art: Senior Snapshots 2015

School of Art: Senior Snapshots 2015

Maria Rodriguez-Jimenez, Stephen Gurtowski, Elzie Williams, and Omari Douglin talk about how they got here, what they focused on in their senior presentations, and where they are headed next

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Thesis Year Snapshots: 2015

Thesis Year Snapshots: 2015

Three graduating students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture -- Arta Perezic, Dustin Atlas and J.A. Alonzo -- talk about their thesis proposals and where they are headed next

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Meet the 2015 Commencement Student Speaker

Meet the 2015 Commencement Student Speaker

Harrison Cullen, due to receive a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree, plans to address the importance of unity among members of The Cooper Union in forging a vision for its future

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Three Cooper Grads Receive 2015 Fulbright Grants

Three Cooper Grads Receive 2015 Fulbright Grants

Amanda Machnik A’15 will travel to Poland to develop a video work. Daniel Lepek ChE’04, associate professor of chemical engineering, will go to Austria to further his research on nanoparticles. And Jasmine Stein A’13 will go to Italy to develop an audio work inspired by a short-lived pirate TV station

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A Foundational Commitment Continues

The Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers carries on Peter Cooper's vision, providing free classes to highly skilled yet struggling New Yorkers

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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.