SutureSelf Takes Top Prize

SutureSelf Takes Top Prize

The 2015 Invention Factory grand prize goes to a hand-held, disposable suturing device designed by Giovanni Sanchez and Ruchi Patel. A distinguished panel of judges also awarded prizes to a ball-shaped fire extinguisher and a disposable coffee cup that needs no cap to prevent spills

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The 61st Type Directors Club Typography Exhibition

The 61st Type Directors Club Typography Exhibition

TDC61 includes selections of winning work from the TDC’s annual typeface design competition as well as the communication design competition showcasing the best uses of typography in a wide range of categories. Open to the public in 41 Cooper Square Gallery until August 6

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S.U.R.F.'s Up This Summer

Inside the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) where five students have been selected to focus on their own bioengineering projects when the labs might otherwise be dark

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Nader Tehrani Named Dean

Nader Tehrani Named Dean

The new Dean of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture will be Nader Tehrani, a professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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"Margaret Morton: A Retrospective" Opens

A solo survey of the School of Art professor's past 25-years-worth of photographic work goes on view around the corner from The Cooper Union at Leica Gallery until August 15

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2015 Student Presentation: The Photo Gallery

At the end of every May the lobbies, halls, studios and classrooms of The Cooper Union turn into exhibition space for student work completed during the past academic year. If you couldn't be there, here is just some of what you missed

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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.