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Faculty News 2019

2019

December 12

Material Matters

How second-year architecture students got their sculptural works displayed in New York and France

Faculty: Julian Palacio

December 12

Climate Week x Cooper

A student-organized series of events aimed to raise the consciousness of the school community about the urgency of the climate crisis

Faculty: Amanda Simson

December 12

New Faculty in 2019

Academic search committees across The Cooper Union have been busy over the last year working to identify leading candidates to fill several full-time faculty positions

Faculty: Loujaina Abdelwahed , Fia Backström, Coco Fusco, Cristobal Lehyt, Doug Ashford, Nora Akawi, Lydia Kallipoliti, Anne Griffin, Nada Ayad, Hayley Eber, Lisa A. Shay

December 12

Engineering with a Conscience

At the intersection of ethics, engineering, architecture, and art

Faculty: Sam Keene, Sohnya Sayres, Barry L. Shoop, Anne Griffin

December 12

Prof. Robert Topper Presents Lecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Faculty: Robert Q Topper

December 02

Prof. Luchtenburg and Three Mechanical Engineering Students Co-author “Modelling the Motion of a 2-Arm ROV”

Mechanical engineering students Zhiyang (Sam) Chen ME’21, Rose Gebhardt ME’21, Christopher (Chris) Mignano ME’21, and Professor Dirk Luchtenburg teamed up with students from the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and Professor Thomas Impelluso to co-author Modelling the Motion of a 2-Arm Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).

Faculty: Dirk Martin Luchtenburg, Dirk Luchtenburg

August 22

Video: "I Can Drink the Distance"

Behind the scenes of the site-specific exhibition, "I Can Drink the Distance," on view from March 25 to April 26, 2019 at the 41 Cooper Square Gallery at The Cooper Union. Dyson, the Spring 2019 Robert Gwathmey Chair in Architecture and Art at The Cooper Union, and others, discuss her work and the interdisciplinary course she taught.

Faculty: Torkwase Dyson

August 08

Women Take the Lead as Invention Factory 2019 Wraps Up

Faculty: Alan N. Wolf, Eric Lima

June 22

Prof. Yecko and Graduate Student Kevin Yao ME'18, MEng'20 Present Research at the 2019 SIAM Snowbird Conference

Faculty: Philip Yecko

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

Faculty: Dirk Martin Luchtenburg, Philip Yecko

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

Faculty: Michael Young

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

Faculty: Sam Keene

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

Faculty: Torkwase Dyson

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"

Faculty: Barry L. Shoop

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

Faculty: Raffaele Bedarida

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

Faculty: Mili Shah

  • 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.