All News 2022


July 01

Art Student Launches Food Drive for Community

Orchid Sylvester, a rising junior in the School of Art, is collecting food to support her fellow students and the broader East Village community.

June 21

Typographics Returns to the Great Hall

Typographics 2022, presented by Type@Cooper and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, was held in-person at The Cooper Union this month

June 21

Civil Engineering Students Receive 2022 Moles Scholarship

June 15

Gov. Kathy Hochul Signs Legislative Package From the Great Hall

NY State Governor Kathy Hochul signs bills to protect reproductive health care from the Great Hall stage

June 10

IGVC Team's Design Won the Rookie of the Year Award at the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition

The team also placed 4th for self-drive performance and fifth for self-drive design

June 09

Meet Our New Chemistry Lab Technician

Khemet Calnek joins the Albert Nerken School of Engineering as our newest Chemistry Lab Technician.

June 02

2022 End of Year Show Opening

May 27

Commencement 2022

May 26

Senior Snapshots: Art 2022

In the third and final installment of our 2022 Senior Snapshot series, we meet Isabel Jerome and Wildriana de Jesús Paulino, who reflect on their last four years in Cooper's School of Art

May 24

Farewell — 2022

A parting message from Dean Nader Tehrani

May 19

Associate Professor Alice Pisani Co-Published in the Astronomy & Astrophysics Journal

May 18

Senior Snapshots: Architecture 2022

Kevin Chow, Maria Eleni Komninou, and Sanjana Lahiri, three fifth-year students from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, reflect on their time at Cooper as part of our 2022 Senior Snapshot series

May 18

New Online Archive Offers a Glimpse into More than a Century of American History

May 16

Senior Snapshots: Engineering 2022

In this first installment of our 2022 Senior Snapshot series, we meet Albert Nerken School of Engineering seniors Alexa Jakob, Brandon Bunt, Gianna Slusher, Mary Vavruska, and Tiffany Cheung

May 06

Faith Lin EE'24 Selected for State Department Information Technology Fellowship

One of 15 students nationwide selected

May 02

Ginger Brooks Takahashi Awarded the 2022 Ida Applebroog Grant

Her art questions our surroundings, our resources, and how we might creatively co-exist

May 02

Cooper’s Solar Decathlon Team Win the 2022 Excellence in Industry Engagement Award

April 29

In Remembrance: Irving “Irv” Brazinsky ChE’58

April 27

Naomi Akiyama ChE'23 and Caitlin Noonan ChE'25 Win 1st Place Undergraduate Research Competition at the 2022 AlChE Mid-Atlantic Regional Student Conference

April 14

Journalist and Educator Jelani Cobb is 2022 Cooper Union Commencement Speaker

Cobb is a New Yorker staff writer and the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University’s Journalism School

April 11

An Inductive Approach to Engineering Thermodynamics by George W. Sidebotham

April 07

Ballman Khapalova Propose Ambitious Park Plan for Lower Manhattan Site

April 06

A Practitioner’s Guide to Leadership by Barry L. Shoop

The IEEE-USA has released a 2nd edition of Dean of Engineering Barry L. Shoop’s e-book "A Practitioner’s Guide to Leadership."

March 10

In Remembrance: John Louis Bove’

John Louis Bove’, renowned research scientist, educator, and professor emeritus, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022.

March 09

Seeing How Bodies Move

An interdisciplinary exhibition at 41 Cooper Square engages people on the street by visualizing their movement

March 07

Cooper Union Establishes Collection of Black Design with Cheryl D. Miller's Gift

March 04

Dean Tehrani's Firm Awarded Met Museum Commission

February 21

Meet the 2021-2022 IDC Foundation Innovation Fellows

Two architecture fifth-years and two mechanical engineering seniors share their innovative work as part of a new fellowship program

February 16

Introducing Our 2022 STEM Teaching Fellows

Three engineering students, Reagan Smith ChE’23, Sangjoon (Bob) Lee ChE’23, and Brandon Bunt BSE’22, were selected to be the 2022 STEM Teaching Fellows.

February 11

2022 Whitney Biennial Includes Several Faculty and Alumni

School of Art faculty Coco Fusco and Lucy Raven as well as three alumni will exhibit at the renowned exhibition 

February 09

Weekend at the 2022 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Conference

February 09

Meet the Couple Behind the Challenge

February 03

Meet Our Newest Staff Members

February 02

Cooper Union President Elected Chair of AITU

President Laura Sparks will chair the Association of Independent Technological Universities, collaborating on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

February 01

Two Alumni and Assistant Professor Amanda Simson Published in the 2022 Biomass and Bioenergy Journal

January 21

Three Questions with Barry Bergdoll

Art historian and curator Barry Bergdoll joins the Continuing Education faculty 

January 19

Saturday Program Receives NEA Grant

New grant follows decades of support for the Saturday Program from the NEA

January 18

School of Engineering Awarded ASEE's Highest Recognition for Diversity

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering has been selected for the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program's prestigious Bronze-level

January 14

Listen Now: Rep. Schiff and Preet Bharara in the Great Hall

Rep. Adam Schiff joins former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara for a podcast episode recorded live from the Great Hall

January 12

$4 Million Matching Challenge

Alumnus George Reeves ME’64 and his wife Ross Wisnewski are matching up to $4 million in donor contributions

January 10

Cooper Awarded Two Major New York State Grants

NYS grants totaling nearly $850,000 will support the Saturday Program and the restoration of the Foundation Building's historic façade

January 09

The School of Architecture Announces a Search for Its Next Dean


December 20

First-year Engineering Students Showcase Final Projects

First-year Albert Nerken School of Engineering students showcased their final EID101 projects

December 13

Meet Engineering's Newest Faculty Members

Seven full-time faculty join the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

December 13

Designs for Living

December 13

Hitting a Stride

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering looks to the future of engineering education

December 10

Never Far From Present

Kenneth Tam A'04 at the Queens Museum

December 09

Concrete and Light

Lucy Raven, associate professor of art, is exhibiting new work at Dia Chelsea through December 30

December 08

A Message from the Dean

December 07

Assistant Professor, Ja-beom Koo, Co-Published in the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters

Assistant professor of electrical engineering, Ja-beom Koo, has co-authored in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Solid-State Circuits Letters (Vol. 4, Oct. 2021 Issue) with collaborators from IEEE. 

December 06

2021 Educational Innovation Grant Program

In the fall semester of 2019, Dean Barry Shoop initiated the first Educational Innovation Grant Program for faculty, students, and staff. The purpose of the grant program was to advance one or more of the approved Core Values or Strategic Goals of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering 2025 Strategic Plan, Sustaining a Legacy of Innovation. 

December 03

Mechanical Engineering Students Presented at ASME’s 2021 Virtual IMECE

Andrew Kim ME’23, Christopher Mignano ME’21 ME’22, and Jaywon Woo ME’21 presented research at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ 2021 Virtual International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

December 03

Chemical Engineering Students Receive Awards and Faculty Present at the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting and Student Conference

In early November, chemical engineering students, faculty, and alumni attended the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting and Student Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. 

December 03

Cooper Engineering Students Attend 10th Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference

Last month, engineering students Anna Konvicka EE’23, Pauline Phan ChE’23, and Jared J. ME’22 attended the 10th Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference (NASEC) at the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Maryland.

December 02

Donor Spotlight: Vic DiFranco

In 2018 Mr. DiFranco committed to a $100,000 annual donation in support of a new endowment, The Victor and Eleanor DiFranco Fund. The endowment provides incredible opportunities for students to enrich their studies...

November 19

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2021

Last year, Dean Barry Shoop was selected as one of 25 International experts to the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies.

November 09

NVIDIA has Granted The Cooper Union Six Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kits

November 09

Professor Coco Fusco Receives 2021 Anonymous Was A Woman Award

November 02

Three-Way Non-Disclosure Agreement Between The Cooper Union, TSMC, and MUSE Semiconductor LLC on Integrated Circuits

The agreement was spearheaded by Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Ja-beom Koo, and will include TSMC’s Process Design Kit (PDK) libraries for both Analog/Radio Frequency and Digital components.

November 02

Three Questions with Raffaele Bedarida

Raffaele Bedarida, associate professor of art history, talks about his work and the direction of the art history curriculum at Cooper

November 01

Shirley Yan CE'23 Selected to Receive the MENY Scholarship Award in the Name of Ms. Claire Horodniceanu

October 27

New Collaboration Between HSS and School of Art

October 22

Drawing a Riff

Katie Merz, an adjunct professor, gave students a prompt to make a piece that trumpet player Antoine Drye can play

October 12

1979 Architecture Graduate T.J. Gottesdiener to Lecture in the Great Hall

September 17

Professor Brian Swann Authors New Transatlantic Novel

September 16

Prof. Jennifer Weiser and Collaborators from Mount Sinai Presented at the 2021 Virtual ASEE Conference

September 15

Cooper Union and Mount Sinai Collab on Recent Publication in Advanced Healthcare Materials

September 15

Artist and Cooper Union Alumnus Daniel Arsham Named 2021 Robert Gwathmey Chair

September 15

2021 Summer Study Abroad: Guatemala, Iceland, Spain, and Singapore

September 15

Cooper Union Hyperloop Team Participated at the 2021 European Hyperloop Week in Valencia, Spain

September 14

Cooper Union Motorsports New Leadership and 2021 Formula SAE Michigan Competition

September 13

Center for Career Development Reinstates Engineering Alumni-Student Career Mentoring Program

September 10

Senior Art Shows Include Work by 2020 Graduates

This year's Senior Shows will give space to those who missed the change to exhibit their work during 2020

September 09

Sometimes A Salty Nanoparticle Is Only “Sort Of” Salty… And Sometimes Engineers Are Interested in Theoretical Chemistry

Professor of Chemistry, Robert Q. Topper, presents research talk at the Fall 2021 American Chemical Society Meeting and announces new program TransRot developed during the pandemic with his eldest son, Steven Topper.

September 07

Assistant Professor, Michelle Rosen, Co-Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

September 07

ESC Ad-Chairs Introductions

September 02

Incoming 2021

Each year we like to introduce a few of the incoming students. Hailing from Seoul to Harlem, this year's group includes Jungeun (Alice) Lee, Sarah Magbunduku, Darius Fantozzi, and Alari Billig.

September 02

STEM Outreach Director Elizabeth Waters Co-Published in the 2021 OJSS

August 31

New Students Snag AACE-Made Swag

Jeannette Circe, mechanical engineering senior and new president of Cooper's chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers gave out more than 70 souvenirs she'd created in the AACE lab during the MechE orientation event

August 31

Professor Loujaina Abdelwahed Receives Research Grant for Measuring Inequality in Real Time

August 26

Vkhutemas Exhibition Receives Grant Awards

August 09

Typographics Goes Global in 2021

August 05

School of Architecture Awarded IMLS Grant

August 02

Aziza Almanakly EE’20 Selected to Receive Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellowship for Women

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