At Cooper

Table of Contents: Vol. XLVII, No. 2, Summer 2017

At  Cooper Summer 2017 coverLetter by Laura Sparks

Features

Unsung Experts: Cooper Techs
A rare look at the work of some of Cooper's professional technicians both inside and outside their Cooper studios

Commencement 2017
A photo gallery

Senior Snapshots
Meet some members of the class of 2017 in art, architecture and engineering

Pioneering Women
The origins of the Society of Women Engineers at Green Camp

Art School Superhero
A talk with Patty Jenkins A'93, director of the blockbuster movie Wonder Woman

End of Year Show 2017
A photo gallery

Cooper Dot Edu

From Clay and Cans to Sun-Dappled Pavilion
A team that includes Prof. Powell Draper and Max Dowd AR'16, has won the annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition

Never Boring
Mary Mann, from the Center for Writing, wants to get you excited about boredom through her new book, Yawn

Paul Tapogna
Designing homes for wildlife at the Bronx Zoo

This Car Is No Lemon
Ten Cooper students won second place for “Lemon Aid,” the shoebox-sized car they designed and built for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional ChemE Car competition

Typographics 2017
The "Festival for People Who Love Type" in pictures

In the Great Hall
Watch what civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga) and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharaha told audiences

In Conversation
Historian Yuri Slezkine talks with novelist Amor Towles in a free event on September 12 in the Great Hall

Building a Better Bridge
The Cooper Union Steel Bridge Team placed first in the metropolitan regional competition 

In Memoriam: Professor Diane Lewis AR'76

In Memoriam: Adrian Jovanovich BSE'89

In Memoriam: Leo S. Kaplan, professor emeritus of social and behavioral sciences

Class Notes

Back Pages

Reunion Weekend 2017

Support Cooper: The Center for Writing

Dean Baker Retirement Celebration


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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.