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Cooper ASCE Chapter Receives Centennial Award

POSTED ON: February 28, 2020

From left to right: Joshua Kitagorsky CE’21, Brighton Huynh CE’21, Adjunct Professor Joseph Viola, Mahmoud Khair-Eldin CE’21, Jenna Scott CE’21, and Evan Straus CE’21 From left to right: Sanjeev Menon CE’20, Mahmoud Khair-Eldin CE’21, Dean Shoop, Jenna Scott CE’21, Evan Straus CE’21, Brighton Huynh CE’21 and Joshua Kitagorsky CE’21 From left to right: Shirley Yan CE’23, Jenna Scott CE’21, Brighton Huynh CE’21, Dean Shoop and Mahmoud Khair-Eldin CE’21 From left to right: Brighton Huynh CE’21, Adjunct Professor Joseph Viola, and Mahmoud Khair-Eldin CE’21 From left to right: Dean Shoop, Mahmoud Khair-Eldin CE’21, Brighton Huynh CE’21 and Sanjeev Menon CE’20 Brighton Huyn CE'21 and Mhamoud Khair-Eldin CE’21
From left to right: Joshua Kitagorsky CE’21, Brighton Huynh CE’21, Adjunct Professor Joseph Viola, Mahmoud Khair-Eldin CE’21, Jenna Scott CE’21, and Evan Straus CE’21

Last night, civil engineering students Jenna Scott CE’21, Shirley Yan CE’23, Brighton Huynh CE’21, Mahmoud Khair-Eldin CE’21, Sanjeev Menon CE’20, Evan Straus CE’21, Joshua Kitagorsky CE’21, Adjunct Professor Joseph Viola, and Dean of Engineering Barry Shoop attended the 2020 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Met Section Centennial Reception and Awards Presentation at the Museum of the City of New York. 

The Cooper Student ASCE Chapter was awarded the Centennial Award. This award was given to Colleges and Universities, engineering firms, and contractors that are over 100 years old and have made significant contributions to the civil engineering profession and New York City.

  • 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.