2016 Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalists

September 29, 2016

SEAL Fire Extinguishing Ball

SEAL Fire Extinguishing Ball

The Collegiate Inventors Competition is an annual competition that rewards innovations, discoveries, and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors. Mary Dwyer (ME'19) and Anushree Sreedhar (ChE'18) have been choosen as finalists for their 2015 Invention Factory creation: the SEAL Fire Extinguishing Ball.

A link to the press release can be found here.

  • 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.