2016-2017 ROSTER

Jordan Selig Sr. New York, NY Bronx High School of Science
Robert Godkin Jr. Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Technical High School
Denis Shishkov Sr. Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Technical High School
Matthew Cavallaro Jr. Staten Island, NY Bay Ridge Prep High School
Monica Chen Jr. Dix Hill, New York Half Hollow Hills High School West
Jean Lam Sr. New York, NY LaGuardia High School
Ashish Pokharel Sr. Kathmandu, Nepal Manhattan Hunter Science High School
Ryan Yun Fr. New York, N.Y Bronx High School of Science
Nicole Lindner Fr. West Palm Beach, Florida Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of Arts


  • 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.