Publications and Presentations

Publications

Stock, R. J., and J. Osburn. "Communicating in the Engineering Curriculum: Practice Makes Perfect Sense," Proceedings of the Conference on Integrating Practice into Engineering Education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, M.I., October 3-5, 2004.

Osburn, J., and R. J. Stock. "Playing to the Technical Audience: Evaluating the Impact of Arts-Based Training for Engineers," Journal of Business Strategy, 26: Number 5, 2005.

Presentations

3rd Annual Workshop on Engineering Writing & Professional Communication Centers at the University of South Carolina, July 20-22, 1998.

Stock, R. J., J. Lyzcko, and J. Osburn. "Communicating Engineering Success - The Cooper Union CONNECT Program," presented at the 1998 Fall Regional Conference of the Middle Atlantic Section of the American Society for Engineering Education at Howard University, Washington, DC, November 6-7, 1998.

Stock, R. J. "The Cooper Union CONNECT Program," presented at Creative Connections - Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education, the Annual National Conference of the National Collegiate Investors and Innovators Alliance, Washington, DC, March 11-13, 1999.

Stock, R. J., and J. Osburn. "Communicating Engineering Success -The Cooper Union CONNECT Program," presented at the President's Seminar, The Cooper Union, March 1999.

Stock, R. J., and J. Osburn. "The Cooper Union CONNECT Program - A Scaffold for the Future of Engineering," presented at the 1999 Spring Regional Conference of the North Central Section of the American Society for Engineering Education at Penn State University, Erie, PA, April 9-10, 1999.

Summer SUCCEED Workshop: Bridging the Communication Gap: Engineering Solutions to Communication Breakdowns, Gainesville, FL, June 3-5, 1999.

Stock, R. J., and J. Osburn. "Communication Training for Engineers - The Cooper Union CONNECT Program," presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, November, 1999.

Stock, R. J., and J. Osburn. "The Cooper Union CONNECT Program," a training workshop presented as part of the 2000 SUCCEED-Gateway Conference: Share our Future, Greensboro, NC, March 27-29, 2000.

Stock, R. J., and J. Osburn. "Communication Training for Engineers - The Cooper Union CONNECT Program," presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, June 18-21, 2000.

2000 Association of Theater in Higher Education National Conference, Washington, D.C., August 2-5, 2000.

Osburn, J., and R. J. Stock. "Changing Student Awareness of Effective Communication: Evaluating 'Intangible' Outcomes Through Pre- and Post-Workshop Written Comments, " presented at the American Communication Association Annual Convention: Vision, Action, Communication, Louisville, KY, October, 2000.

Osburn, J. "Antitheatricalism and the Young Engineer: Concealing the Theatrical Frame in the Cooper Union's CONNECT Program," Mid-America Theater Conference, Chicago, IL , March 2001.

Osburn, J., and R. J. Stock. "Measuring Student Awareness of Effective Communication using 'Intangible' Outcomes," presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM, June 24-27, 2001.

Osburn, J. "'Counting to Fifty': A Sample Exercise from Cooper Union's CONNECT Program," presented at the Association for Theater in Higher Education Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, August 2001.

Stock, R. J., and John Osburn. "Assessing Students' Awareness of Communication Skills," presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 16-19, 2002.

Osburn, J., and R. J. Stock. "Demonstrating the Principles of Effective Team Presentation," presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 16-19, 2002.

Stock, R. J. "Professional Development at The Cooper Union," presented the DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service - Workshop In New York City, June 16, 2003.

Osburn, J., and R. J. Stock. "Assessing a Theatre-based Communication Training Program for Undergraduate Engineers," presented at the Forum on Assessment in Arts Education at The Steinhardt School of Education, NYU, August 3-4, 2003.

Osburn, J., and M. J. Lam. "Technically Speaking," presented at the National Consortium for Special Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, N.Y., October 23-26, 2003.

Osburn, J., and R. J. Stock. "Theatre and Engineering: Language/Pedagogy/Collaboration," presented at the Theatres of Science: Crossovers and Confluences Conference at the University of Glamorgan, Wales, U.K., September 8-11, 2004.

Stock, R. J., and J. Osburn. "Communicating in the Engineering Curriculum: Practice Makes Perfect Sense," presented at the Conference on Integrating Practice into Engineering Education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, M.I., October 3-5, 2004.

Stock, R. J. Invited panelist for Animating Democracy: Creativity Connection: Arts-Based Corporate Training, American for the Arts Annual Convention, at Austin, TX, June 11-13, 2005.

Lepek, D. and R. Stock. "Alternative Lab Reports - Engineering Effective Communication," presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 26-29, 2011.

  • 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.