Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Student Exhibition 2019 Photo Gallery

See images from the annual exhibition that transforms the classrooms, hallways and studios of The Cooper Union into galleries showcasing work from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art, and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

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Commencement 2019: The Photo Gallery

See moments from the 160th graduating class commencement of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

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Senior Snapshots: Architecture

In this second of our annual three-part series featuring some of the year's graduating students we meet Mireya Fabregas, Parker Limon, and Zhenni Zhu, all soon-to-be graduates of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. They talk about how they arrived here, their thesis, and the experience of being members of the first class to pay partial tuition

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Senior Snapshots: Art 2019

Each year the communications office, in tandem with the deans of each school, select a few members of the graduating class to profile. This year's first installment focuses on three seniors in the School of Art: Andrés Sotelo, Jhakai Deshong, and Isabella De Matteo

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Senior Snapshots: Engineering

In this third and final installment of our annual series, we meet Skylar Eiskowitz, Gabriela Godlewski, Sara Huang, Zhekai Jin, and Iram Rahman, graduating seniors from each of the five majors at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

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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.