Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • look now away closely

    look now away closely

    In a free, public lecture, Prof. David Gersten will address questions of transformation from a number of perspectives, specifically looking at the interdependence of our conceptions of risk and our spaces of education

  • The Master of Architecture II 2015 Thesis Exhibition
  • thirty

    thirty

    An exhibition celebrating 30 years of The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, 1985–2015

Incoming 2015: Part Two

Incoming 2015: Part Two

In the second installment of our weekly series focusing on new arrivals we meet Kiersten Mercado, "Olu" Olorode and Kayla Montes de Oca

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Incoming 2015: Part One

Incoming 2015: Part One

The newest students of The Cooper Union arrive this week. In this first of a weekly series we meet Matt Cebulski, Mary Dwyer and Asante Mills who tell us where they came from, why they are coming here and what they hope to accomplish

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A New Way to Read the Streets

A New Way to Read the Streets

Students, alumni, faculty and staff from all three schools at The Cooper Union worked together on "Tactile City," an ambitious proposal to New York City's Department of Design and Construction that would make the sidewalks more navigable for the visually impaired

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Women in STEM Panel Addresses Young Audience

Women in STEM Panel Addresses Young Audience

Five women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math (STEM) appeared on stage in The Great Hall to discuss their careers and encourage an audience made up mostly of high school students 

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SutureSelf Takes Top Prize

SutureSelf Takes Top Prize

The 2015 Invention Factory grand prize goes to a hand-held, disposable suturing device designed by Giovanni Sanchez and Ruchi Patel. A distinguished panel of judges also awarded prizes to a ball-shaped fire extinguisher and a disposable coffee cup that needs no cap to prevent spills

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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.