All News 2019


June 17

The New-York Historical Society Hosts Augusta Savage A'25 Retrospective

The first retrospective about the career and influence on the life and work of 1925 School of Art alumna Augusta Savage (1892-1962) closes in late July at The New-York Historical Society

May 17

Senior Snapshots: Engineering 2019

In this third and final installment of our annual series, we meet Skylar Eiskowitz, Gabriela Godlewski, Sara Huang, Zhekai Jin, and Iram Rahman, graduating seniors from each of the five majors at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

May 16

Thomas Nozkowski A'67, Lauded Painter, 1944-2019

A rememberance of the artist

May 13

Senior Snapshots: Architecture 2019

n this second of our annual three-part series featuring some of the year's graduating students we meet Mireya Fabregas, Parker Limon, and Zhenni Zhu, all soon-to-be graduates of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

May 13

Cooper Co-Develops Plasma Blaster

A group of researchers from the Albert Nerken School of Engineering have begun a 2-year partnership with Petram Technologies, a company developing safer, more environmentally friendly demolition and excavation methods through plasma blasting

May 10

Edray Goins, Ph.D., to Speak at 2019 Commencement

The Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College caused a stir when he wrote a blog post in September 2017 for the American Mathematical Society (AMS) titled “Why I'm leaving a Research I University for a Liberal Arts College."

May 01

Senior Snapshots: Art 2019

Each year the communications office, in tandem with the deans of each school, select a few members of the graduating class to profile. This year's first installment focuses on three seniors in the School of Art: Andrés Sotelo, Jhakai Deshong, and Isabella De Matteo.

April 18

Toshiko Mori to Lecture at the Japan Society

April 12

Cooper ME Seniors Win $5K for Wheelchair Design

Morgan Wolfe, Kavya Udupa, and Billy Dayan, led by Associate Professor and George Clark Chair of Mechanical Engineering Melody Baglione, took the $5,000 third place prize at the 2019 CREATE Symposium

April 12

Prof. Michael Young Receives Rome Prize

One of the most prestigious accolades in the field, it was, fittingly, awarded during a ceremony in the Great Hall

April 10

Saturday Program at 50

Saturday Program has been around for decades, providing thousands of underserved local high school students the chance to get a taste of art school at no cost to them. But its exact origins were in doubt... until now

April 10

100 + Years of Student Representation

As The Cooper Union celebrates the 160th anniversary of its founding, another notable milestone has also been reached in 2019: the 110th year since the creation of the institution’s first self-organized student representative body. Though its role and name have evolved over time, what is now known as the Joint Student Council (JSC) continues a process rooted in the very founding of The Cooper Union

April 03

Sam Keene Named 2019 C.V. Starr Professor

The two-year distinction comes with a $20,000 annual stipend for research activities such as travel, research assistants, equipment, and supplies

April 01

Students Receive ACEC 2019 Scholarships

March 13

Architecture Seminar Presents House of Poetics on Governor's Island

In a seminar led by faculty member and architect Ceren Bingo, students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture will reimagine a historical house on Governor's Island through mindful and spatial poetics

March 13

Exhibition Features the Art of Women of Color at Cooper

March 12

Watch "Shaping the Future Workforce"

Watch the free, public discussion on how artificial intelligence, and other technologies will increasingly replace functions currently filled by paid workers over the next decade

March 08

Race Car Driver Simon Kirkby Gives Tips to Formula SAE Team

March 01

Artist Torkwase Dyson Named 2019 Robert Gwathmey Chair

During her tenure, Dyson will show a new body of work, including a site-specific installation in the solo exhibition I Can Drink the Distance, on view from March 26 through April 25, 2019 in 41 Cooper Gallery

March 01

Seven School of Art Alumni Featured in 2019 Whitney Biennial

Seven School of Art alumni were selected for the 2019 Whitney Biennial

February 28

Ashok Raiji Awarded Most Impactful Smart City Leader

February 14

You Are Here.

Emilio Martinez Poppe and KT Pe Benito, both A'16, explore decolonization and placemaking at Queens International 2018, a contemporary art biennial at the Queens Museum

February 08

Dean Shoop Inducted into National Academy of Engineering

NAE members are peer-elected, "senior professionals in business, academia, and government who are among the world’s most accomplished engineers"

February 08

Cooper Union Reaches 160 Years

Watch for this logo throughout 2019 as The Cooper Union celebrates its history and its future. The first major event will be the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Peter Cooper's statue on Monday February 11, at noon

February 05

Prof. Bedarida to Chair Italian Modernism Conference

Sixty years ago the first exhibition of Italian modernism after the fall of Fascism opened at MoMA. The free conference will examine the lasting impact of the 1949 exhibition and the travelling exhibitions that resulted from it

January 31

Mili Shah Will Solve Your (Math) Problems

Mili Shah, the newly-arrived associate professor of mathematics, loves to solve “math problems.” But not the kind most of us recall from our grade school days

January 30

Inside "Drawing Codes"

A walk through the second iteration of an exhibition that originated at the Digital Craft Lab in San Francisco’s California College of Art


December 13

Jonathan Pedoeem EE'20 Presents at Symposium for NSF REU Research Symposium in Data Science, Systems, and Security, 2018

Jonathan Pedoeem (EE'20) attended and presented his NSF REU research at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data on December 10-13, 2018.

December 13

$760K Grant Will Digitize Decades of "Lost" Great Hall Recordings

Thanks to a new grant of more than $760,000 from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, a collection of recorded but previously inaccessible Great Hall presentations from the 1930s forward will be digitized, preserved, and made publicly available for generations to come

December 13

Toshiko Mori AR'76 Awarded 2019 Topaz Medallion

Awarded for "Excellence in Architectural Education," it is the highest honor that can be given in architectural pedagogy

December 05

No I-Beams in This Foundation Building, Only Twigs

This year the New York Botanical Garden's annual holiday train show -- featuring models of iconic New York building constructed out of natural materials -- will include a miniature Foundation Building

November 29

Saturday Program Turns 50!

In 1968 a number of student-led initiatives led to major shifts in education, not least of them was the creation of a Cooper-led public-school outreach program that would become a pipeline for NYC artists

November 26

NYT, Jezebel & Others Praise "We Dissent"

The exhibition in 41 Cooper Square Gallery featuring feminist ephemera, has gotten significant media coverage in the past weeks. The exhibition closes December 2

November 18

Cooper Students Participate in 2018 ACM Regional Programming Contest

Nine EE students participated in this year's Association for Computing Machinery - International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM - ICPC) as Cooper Union representatives on November 18, 2018.

November 11

CE Students Attend Chi Epsilon District Conference

Four Civil Engineering undergraduate students, Ian Lee (CE'19), Mohammed Hossain (CE'19), Aaron Fink (CE'20), and Jeahoung David Hong (CE'20) attended the 31st Pacific District Conference at UC Berkeley on November 9th - 11th, 2018.

November 11

School of Engineering & Icahn School of Medicine Announce Exchange

The institutions have entered into a "memorandum of understanding" that will allow students from both schools to take courses for credit and perform research at the other institution, it was announced this week

November 10

Grant for Javits Green Roof Extended

Prof. Cataldo received a one-year grant from Drexel University to continue his research on the potential benefits of green roofs.

November 07

Civil Engineering Students Receive 2018 Moles Scholarships

Two undergraduate Civil Engineering students, QiTong Han and Daniel Smith (CE'20), along with one graduate student, Matthew Seinuk (CE'17, ME'19), received student scholarships from The Moles organization on November 7, 2018.

November 03

Cooper Students Win CAD Design Challenge

Two undergraduate students recently won the CAD-loween Design Challenge with their spooky cuckoo clock design and will be featured in SolidProfessor's upcoming November newsletter.

November 02

Peter Zhao ChE'20 Presents at 2018 AIChE Annual Student Conference

Peter Zhao (ChE'20) attended and presented his research poster at the 2018 AIChE Annual Student Conference on October 26-29, 2018.

November 01

Engineering Students Compete and Win in Multiple Hackathons

Cooper students competed and received awards in multiple regional hackathons such as NASA Space Apps Hackathon and Mount Sinai Health Hackathon.

October 31

Monica Abdallah ChE'17, ME'19 Presents at 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting

Monica Abdallah (ChE'17, ME'19) attended and presented her graduate research at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting on October 28-November 2, 2018.

October 29

Prof. Raja Co-Authors Publication on Convention Formation in Networks

Prof. Raja co-authors a paper on convention formation in networks that was accepted to Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.

October 24

Cooper Students Recognized at Prestigious Army Signal Competition

Three 2018 electrical engineering graduates placed tenth out of a field of 161 teams from industry, universities, and government organizations from around the world

October 16

Cooper Students Build Models for MoMA Show

How Cooper Union architecture students and graduates came to build highly-detailed models for the exhibition "Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980"

October 15

Turning an Eyesore into Art

Not many people would think of making a work of public art that evokes a rusty old car, but that is just what Audrey Snyder and Joe Riley, both 2013 graduates of the School of Art, have done. You can see their work, "Into the ground," at Socrates Sculpture Park, in Long Island City

October 08

Six M.Arch II Students Presenting at ASCA This Week

Six graduate architecture students from The Cooper Union will travel to Milwaukee to deliver papers at the annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

October 04

Graduate Student Catherine Wolfe (CE'17, ME'19) Receives Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Fellowship

Grad Student, Catherine Wolfe (CE'17, ME'19), receives Thornton Tomasetti Foundation First Annual Technical Literacy Fellowship.

October 02

Leslie Hewitt Featured in Carnegie International 2018

Leslie Hewitt A'00, assistant professor in the School of Art, is one of the 32 artists and artist collectives featured in the Carnegie International, 57th Edition

October 01

Architect Magazine Awards Studio Prize to First Year Architectonics Studio

The work of the Fall 2017 Architectonics Studio has been awarded a 2018 Studio Prize from Architect magazine as one of, "the best examples of architectural investigation taking place in colleges and universities today"

September 29

Prof. Mintchev Presents at AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting

Prof. Mintchev presents at the AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting on September 29, 2018 at University of Delaware.

September 20

Investigations into Color

Two adjunct professors, Sarah Lowengard and Christina Weyl, of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, have received prestigious fellowships during the 2018/19 academic year. Both will be examining the history of color, though in different fields

September 14

Three Questions for Dr. Barry Shoop

Barry L. Shoop’s appointment as the new dean of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering begins in January 2019. We asked him a few questions.

September 14

Shelter from the Storm: Cooper Architects in Puerto Rico

September 12

Coming Soon: AACE Lab

Lab will serve as a catalyst for integration across the institution, with equipment allowing projects that involve “making,” from 3-D printers to robotic arms to virtual-reality technologies

September 12

2018 Invention Factory Winner: Twist Talk

Brian Chung and Hannah Quirk took home the top prize for a portable communication aid for children on the autism spectrum

September 09

Cooper Tops 2018 "Best" Lists

The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, and other guides, put Cooper Union at the top of their lists for yet another year

September 07

Collaborating in New Spaces

Sam Keene, associate professor of electrical engineering, conceptualized and taught two cross-disciplinary courses in the spring 2018 semester, bringing architects, artists, and engineers into the same classroom with shared learning goals

September 03

Prof. Lepek Co-Authors Published Textbook

Prof. Lepek co-authors textbook titled "Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles, 5th Edition" published by Prentice Hall. The text is currently being adopted across the country.

August 28

Incoming 2018: Part Two

In this second half of our annual series on newly-arriving students, we meet Annabella Chen, Demauni Sankey, and Sara Yacoub. They answered questions about how they came to be interested in their field, what brought them to The Cooper Union and what they hope to do while they are here

August 22

Liz Diller and Peggy Deamer Receive 2018 Women in Architecture Award

August 22

Incoming 2018: Part One

In the first half of our annual series showcasing a few of the newest arrivals to The Cooper Union we meet Julia Buckley, Earl Kwofie, and Yeji Kim

August 13

Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers Featured in Wall Street Journal

August 13

STEM Saturday Students Devise Alert for Bus Riders

High school STEM Saturday student participants explain their project to help improve bus transportation

August 07

Maurice Cox and Marc Norman In Conversation on the Future of Detroit

August 01

SEA2M3 Center is Finalist for Excellence in Innovation Award

The Cooper Union and its SEA2M3 (Sustainable Engineering, Architecture and Art - Materials, Manufacturing and Minimalism) Center led by Prof. Cumberbatch were selected as one of the finalists for the Phi Kappa Phi 2018 Excellence in Innovation Award.

July 01

Prof. Dell and Prof. Wei Present Paper at ICEM 2018

Prof. Dell and Wei co-authored a paper that was published and presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM).

  • 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.