In Their Own Words

Each spring, we celebrate the conclusion of the academic year by asking graduating students to share highlights from their time at Cooper and their plans for the future.

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Meet the New Saturday Program Staff

We spoke with José Ortiz, the new director of The Cooper Union Saturday Program, and Ciana Malchione A'21, who was recently promoted to assistant director.

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CU Students Construct Ban's Paper Log House

Building tech students worked on the house for an exhibition of the work of Shigeru Ban AR'85 on the grounds of Philip Johnson's Glass House.

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Kevin Slavin A'95 Named 2024 Commencement Speaker

Entrepreneur, academic, and artist Kevin Slavin, whose work spans the intersections of science, technology, and culture, will deliver the keynote address at The Cooper Union's 2024 commencement ceremony.

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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.