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At Cooper Winter 2019

Table of Contents: Vol. XLIX, No. 2, Winter 2019

At Cooper Winter 2019 coverLetter by Laura Sparks


Engineering with a Conscience
At the intersection of ethics, engineering, architecture, and art

Climate Week x Cooper
Students organized a series of events designed to raise the consciousness of the school community about the urgency of the climate crisis

New Faculty (and Deans) 2019
Academic search committees across The Cooper Union have been busy over the last year working to identify leading candidates to fill several full-time faculty positions

Material Matters
How second-year architecture students got their sculptural works displayed in New York and France

Cooper Dot Edu

Student Work Collection

Cooper Gear for Holiday Cheer

In Memoriam: Martin Trust ME'56

Chanin School in Top Five "Most Admired" Schools for Architecture

Meredith Bergmann A'77 Creates First Statue Honoring Women in Central Park

Class of 2019: Commencement & the Annual Student Exhibition

Class Notes

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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.