Please be advised that, due to weather conditions, The Cooper Union will close today, Monday, at 1 p.m., and will remain closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday. Classes beginning before 1 p.m. today should be dismissed at 1 p.m. Classes starting at 1 p.m. or later are canceled. Administrative offices will close at 1 p.m. today and be closed tomorrow. Staff in security, housing, and buildings and grounds should confirm schedules with their supervisors. A decision about Wednesday's schedule will be posted by 9 p.m. Tuesday. Please watch email or see this website for updates. The add/drop period will be extended through the end of day on Tuesday February 3rd.
Vito A. Guido, Ph.D., P.E., is Professor of Civil Engineering at Cooper Union. Dr. Guido has published numerous professional papers in the application of geosynthetics to foundation and drainage problems. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Order of the Engineer, North American Geosynthetics Society, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Chi Epsilon and Tau Beta Pi. He has been awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for the Metropolitan District by Chi Epsilon in 1996, 1998 and 2003. Dr. Guido has done extensive geotechnical engineering consulting in the New York metropolitan area over the last thirty years. In addition, he has done research involving the use of geosynthetics for soil improvement; the inclusion of recyclable materials (shredded plastic bottles, crumb rubber, shredded rubber and crushed glass) in soil, concrete and asphalt; leachate clogging potential of geotextiles; development of a virtual soil mechanics laboratory; and implementation of SUPERPAVE asphalt technology. Dr. Guido has advised approximately 60 Master’s dissertations. Dr. Guido is the coordinator of the Geotechnical Engineering Program at Copper Union and under his supervision the Soil Mechanics and SUPERPAVE Asphalt Technology laboratories were developed with the aid of two NSF laboratory equipment grants.
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.