Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Healthcare-Focused Student Works Win Prizes

Several students of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering took home the top awards from multiple innovation competitions over a single weekend

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Now You See It...

The eye chart as diagnostic tool, a work of graphic design and a cultural meme is explored by William Germano, professor and former dean of HSS, in his new book Eye Chart

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Former Invention Factory Winner Receives $100K Prize

TrioCup, a to-go coffee cup with an origami-style no-spill lid first developed by two Cooper Union students in the 2015 Invention Factory has won $100,000 as part of the New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize

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Week One: Ezekiel Binns

To better learn what it is like to start your life as a first-year student of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, we followed one around for his first week, attending every class, as part of a project called Week One

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Week One: Jenna Scott CE'21

In our next installment of Week One, we follow an aspiring civil engineer, Jenna Scott

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Week One: Vyczie Dorado-Lopez A'21

We followed first-year art student Vyczie Dorado-Lopez as she made her way through the first weeks of classes, and discovered that she's raring to go! 

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  • 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.