Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Meet the Deans: Richard Stock

Meet the Deans: Richard Stock

Richard Stock, who has been Acting Dean of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering for one academic year, talks about why he came to the United States, how he finally landed at Cooper after a few decidedly unscientific gigs and why he took the interim position

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A Peek Into HSS Research

A Peek Into HSS Research

This past academic year the first-ever Professional Faculty Grants were awarded to adjunct faculty throughout The Cooper Union to support their research. We examine the projects of the recipients in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science to get a sense of the work going on there

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Engineering Profs Have Their "One Shining Moment"

Engineering Profs Have Their "One Shining Moment"

Watch professors from the Albert Nerken School of Engineering experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in a video about the second annual 3-Minute March Madness

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Cooper Union Wins Regional Steel Bridge Competition

Cooper Union Wins Regional Steel Bridge Competition

A group of civil engineering students from The Cooper Union came in first place in a regional steel bridge competition

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Artists in Residence Announced

Artists in Residence Announced

Four artists will be working in the studios of the Foundation Building as part of the Summer Art Intensive. As each works on a project in situ, a life of art-making becomes tangible to the high school students in the program

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Women in Engineering Event Spurs Excitement

Women in Engineering Event Spurs Excitement

Women in Engineering, an event held to encourage more women to consider careers in STEM, attracted more than 200 participants

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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.