All News 2021


June 15

How to Be an Artist of the Met

Jessie Salinas, a rising School of Art junior, has found a generous way to make anyone fit into that rarefied cohort

June 09

A Message from the Dean | 2021 End of Year Show

June 09

Impact of Cooper: Interview with Richard “Dick” Schwartz ME’57

Continue building a lifelong relationship with Cooper. Stay connected. Share what you are working on with other alumni and current students. Give back in various ways as repayment for how The Cooper Union experience has influenced your lives.

June 09

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Goes to Venice

Work by students and faculty of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture is on view at the 2021 Venice Biennale

June 08

2021 Distinguished Professor in Bioengineering and C.V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Engineering

May 24

Alumni Spotlight: Mark A. Vasquez ME’88

"Engineering requires creativity. Embrace that. Keep your imagination flowing. Try new things. Think about the broader impacts. Look at the bigger picture. Help paint that bigger picture." - Mark A. Vasquez ME'88

May 21

Senior Snapshots: Engineering 2021

In our final installment of the 2021 Senior Snapshots, we meet Bibi Razak, Michael Chan, Miho Takeuchi, Sam Maltz, and Hyomin (Flora) Seo from the Albert Nerken School of Engineering.

May 19

A More Perfect Union

May 17

Symposium Addresses Intersection of Healthcare and Engineering

The symposium highlighted seven projects undertaken by Cooper engineers that focus on biomedical research

May 16

Senior Snapshots: School of Art 2021

Despite myriad challenges and disruptions, this year’s highlighted seniors from the School of Art—Vyczie Dorado-Lopez, Kian McKeown, and Sydney Vernon—found that quarantine had one serious advantage

May 10

School of Architecture: Thesis Year Snapshots 2021

In this first of our annual Senior Snapshots series we meet Brandy Vazquez, Juan Carlos Javier and Taesha Aurora, three thesis-year students at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

April 30

Meet our New Joint Physics Faculty

The Physics Department at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering and the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) of the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute has hired a joint Physics Tenure-Track Faculty.

April 26

Cooper Alumni and Faculty Awarded Rome Prize

April 23

Alumni Spotlight: Smriti Gupta EE’02

"Cooper Union gave me confidence, support, and a sense of belonging. These are some of the things that play a big role in one's life." - Smriti Gupta EE'02

April 16

4 Questions for Malcolm King EE’97

Meet Cooper’s newly-elected chair of the Board of Trustees.

April 16

Engineers in Education

Albert Nerken School of Engineering alumni discuss the experiences that taught them how to teach others

April 16

One Lab for All

The Cooper Union opens a new interdisciplinary maker space with $2M from the IDC Foundation.

April 16

Filling in the Gaps

Carmi Bee AR’67 approaches housing at a neighborhood scale.

April 16

Visions of Home

Dannielle Bowman A’11 awarded the 2020 Aperture Portfolio Prize.

April 14

Reframing for Action

New lecture series addresses multifaceted injustice

April 14

Electrical Engineering Alumna Awarded Soros Fellowship

Aziza Almanakly EE'20, has been awarded a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a highly prestigious prize for immigrants and first-generation Americans pursuing graduate studies.

April 09

Adjunct Professor Jill Magid Named Guggenheim Fellow

Additionally, two School of Art alumnae received fellowships: Amy Addler A'89 and Josephine Halvorson A’03

April 08

Dean Tehrani Elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters

Membership in the Academy is limited to 300 architects, visual artists, composers, and writers who are elected for life and pay no dues

April 07

Saturday Program Welcomes New Director, Jamerry Kim

April 05

Alumni Spotlight: Nina Tandon EE’01

April 05

Preparing Students for a Data-Driven World

March 30

Meet Our New Faculty Members

March 30

Teaching the First-Year, Hands-On Engineering Design Experience Online

March 28

Women’s History Month: Interview with Ebele Kemery EE’07

March 26

Meet Our Engineering Student Council

March 26

Junior Alexa Jakob EE'22 Named a Goldwater Scholar

Junior Alexa Jakob receives preeminent undergraduate award for engineering, mathematics, or the natural sciences research

March 26

2021 Women's History Month Alumnae Panel Discussion

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Albert Nerken School of Engineering Dean’s office and the Cooper Union chapter of the Society of Women Engineers have invited a distinguished panel of engineering graduates to share their experience as women students at Cooper with current students.

March 24

Art Grad Launches Magazine as Antidote to Covid Blues

How Dayi Novas A'20 created "OUCH! A happy magazine for everyone"

March 24

The American Academy of Arts and Letters Honors School of Art Professors

Three School of Art professors receive American Academy of Arts and Letters awards

March 23

Meet Our New Makerspace Coordinator

March 18

Anna Joselle Lomboy ChE'18 MChE'20 and Professor Robert Q. Topper Publish Paper on Proton Transfer and Hydrogen Bonds Within Aerosol Nanoparticles

March 12

Harper's Bazaar Features Alumnae

The March 2021 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR includes interviews with alumnae Leslie Hewitt A'00 and Firelei Báez A'04

March 10

Senior Yuval Philipson ME'21 Wins First Place in the Physical Acoustics Technical Committee Student Paper Competition

March 07

Engineering Students competed in annual, regional ACM Programming Contest

March 01

Hummingbird Takes Flight: Mural by Cooper Student Makes the News

February 10

2021 Founder's Day Alumni Awardees

February 03

Remembering Barry Lewis

January 26

Spotlight: Newly Elected Board of Trustee Chair, Malcolm King EE’97

January 13

Year-in-Review: 2020 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Town Halls

January 11

Cooper Union Announces 0% Increase for 2021-22 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

For the third consecutive year, The Cooper Union is pleased to announce that there will be no increase in undergraduate tuition for the upcoming academic year (2021-22)

January 11

Meet Exchange Student, Hjalti Nielsen ChE'21


December 30

Harry Wei ME’21 and Vincent Bianco ME’18 Publish Research in the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

December 21

Kevin Yao ME’18 ME’20 Presented Research at the 2020 ASP Division of Fluid Dynamics Conference

December 17

High-Tech Maker Space Opens at The Cooper Union with $2M from IDC Foundation

The IDC Foundation Art, Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (AACE) Lab is a new state-of-the-art maker space that supports projects across Cooper's three disciplines

December 10

Despite COVID, 2019–20 Grants Proved Valuable to Cooper Community

December 07

Joint Physics Tenure-Track Faculty Position with the CCA of the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute

December 02

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies Panel

December 8, 2020

November 23

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2020

November 19

New Published Research by Professor Amanda Simson

Professor Amanda Simson recently co-authored papers in two leading journals on energy research

November 18

Albert Nerken School of Engineering Receives $1.6M Grant for Bioengineering

November 18

Cult Following

November 12

Chemical Engineering Faculty and Students Present Research at AIChE

Faculty and students present research at an annual meeting of the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals

October 28

It's in the Syllabus

William Germano and Kit Nicholls have co-authored a new book about the key document that defines a course

October 13

New York Times Features Amy Sillman, the Fall 2020 Katz Chair in Painting

October 12

Unpacking the CU@Home Engineering Kits

Adapting to the times when every course at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering is taught online, faculty, students, staff, and alumni worked together to develop packages of materials for several project-based courses

October 05

Prof. Melody Baglione Keynote Speaker for Upcoming UC Davis Global Energy Managers Workshop

September 29

I Love NY

A popular new interdisciplinary course, "New York City: A 5000-Year History," brings the city to the students

September 23

Recent 2020 Graduates Present their Senior Project at CAMX Expo

September 23

Intersectional Justice Reading Groups Part of Orientation 2020

As part of this year’s new-student orientation, incoming students participated in reading and discussion groups, centering on the theme intersectional justice

September 17

Inside Cooper During COVID

From the dorm to the labs, most everything is different this semester. Here's what's changed

September 16

U.S. News & World Report - 2021 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

September 16

Two National Engineering Societies Recognize Electrical Engineering Student Alexa Jakob

September 15

Incoming Students 2020

September 03

A Message from the Dean | Reconsidering Our Foundations: A New Beginning

September 02

A Manifesto and Call to Action to Build a Cooper Union Free of Racial and Social Injustice

September 02

Two Cooper Engineering Faculty Retire

August 31

In Memoriam: Bill N. Lacy, Former President of The Cooper Union

August 26

Contact-less Borrowing and New Library Sources

August 17

Professor Ruben Savizky Accepts Position as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

July 12

Virtual TypeLab Draws Huge International Audience

The hands-on workshop section of the annual Typographics festival, moved into a virtual space for this year’s conference with spectacular results

July 01

In Memoriam: Margaret Morton

The activist photographer, author, designer and professor in the School of Art for 40 years passed away unexpectedly in New York City on June 27, 2020

  • 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.