All News 2017


December 20

Sophomores Win MedTech Grand Prize

Their invention Safe Step, a device to aid those with peripheral neuropathy, wins $10k

December 14

Professor Simson Co-Authors Article

Professor Amanda Simson co-authors article on

December 08

A talk with Artists Emmy Mikelson and Charlotte Becket

The artist's multimedia work entitled "Displaced Plan," creates an immersive environment of sound and color that blurs the line between physical and digital space

December 06

Cooper Wins Major Grant from NY State for Green Building Initiatives

The Cooper Union received funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for two energy efficiency projects.

December 05

"Midground 19" in 41 Cooper Square Gallery

December 04

Cooper Students and Faculty at the APS Fluids conference

Cooper Union students and faculty presented posters and gave talks at the APS Fluids Conference 2017.

November 29

Professor Linda Pollak Exhibits Her "Atlas of (In)Visible Spaces"

The adjunct professor and highly accomplished architect has made her street in Tribeca the subject of a photographic practice that takes the notion of “street photography” to microscopic depths

November 27

Peter Zhao (ChE'20) Presents at 2017 Pan-American Nanotechnology Conference

November 27

Cooper Students Compete in 2017 ACM Programming Contest

Three teams consisting of EE and BSE majors participate in the 2017 ACM Programming Contest

November 17

Look Closer

We tag along with Annika Finne, adjunct instructor in HSS, to the Met museum where her class, "Reading Surfaces: Painting Techniques Over Time," hits a sweet spot of artistic processes with art history and the practice of close observation

November 08

Cooper Union at the 2017 Chemical Engineering Conference

The 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota this year from October 29 through November 3, had strong representation by both students and faculty members of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

November 07

New Funding for Architecture Archive Database Project

Grants from the Leon Levy Foundation and Graham Foundation provided a major boost to the project to digitize, catalog and exhibit the Architecture Archive’s Student Work Collection

November 02

Maria Thereza Alves A'85 Uses Art to Address Ongoing Colonialism

We chatted with the artist, who will deliver a free, public lecture in the Great Hall on November 7, about her work

November 01

William Villalongo's Solo Exhibition Opens in Chelsea Gallery

The Assistant Professor and 1999 School of Art graduate's collection of figurative works is titled, "Keep on Pushing"

October 29

Graduate Student Chae Jeong (ChE'16, ME'18) Serves as Panelist and Presents Paper at 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting

Graduate student, Chae Jeong (ChE'16, ME'18), was a panelist for the Graduate School Panel at the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting during the Women Undergraduates Workshop and presented her paper co-authored with Prof. Davis titled "Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Olive Mill Wastewater Treatment Methods for a Self-Supplied American Olive Oil Mill"

October 19

Multiple Healthcare-Focused Student Works Win Prizes

Seniors Giovanni Sanchez and Ruchi Patel, and junior Simon Shao all took home cash awards for innovative solutions in one weekend

October 13

Studio Libeskind Designs Canada’s First National Monument Dedicated to the Holocaust

October 12

2017 Profile of First-Year Students

October 11

Prof. Luchtenburg Chairs Session and Graduate Student David Shekhtman Presents Research at ASME DSCC 2017 Conference

Prof. Luchtenburg, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, chairs a session at the ASME 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC) held in Tysons, VA, on October 11, 2017, where his graduate student, David Shekhtman, will present his research.

October 11

Now You See It...

William Germano, professor and author of the recent book Eye Chart, reflects on an object that started as a diagnostic tool but became cultural meme

October 05

$100K Innovation Prize Awarded to Former Invention Factory Winner

TrioCup, a to-go coffee cup with an origami-style no-spill lid first developed by two Cooper Union students in the 2015 Invention Factory has won $100,000 as part of the New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize

October 04

Tyme Kiosk by Situ Studio Pops Up in Times Square

October 03

Adriana Farmiga Named Assistant Dean

Adriana Farmiga A’96,who has taught at the School of Art since 2011, has been appointed Assistant Dean at the school. Also: an interview about her latest work

October 01

Prof. Dell Presents Paper at 2017 GRC Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah

Professor Robert Dell presented a paper about a 3G security camera network using a thermoelectric generator fueled by a geothermal steam pipe.


September 28

School of Architecture Students and Faculty Participate in IdeasCity 2017

Led by Assistant Professor Lorena Del Rio, groups of student volunteers fabricated segments of a design for a stepped seating environment that, when fully assembled, is circular in plan

September 27

Week One: Jenna Scott CE'21

We followed the freshman civil engineering student through her first week classes at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering to better understand what one might encounter

September 25

Prof. Topper Co-Authors Publication on Machine Learning in Chemistry

Professor Topper, working with a team of researchers led by NYU Professor Mark Tuckerman, has contributed to a paper in the Physical Review Letters journal.

September 21

Professor Cataldo Co-Authors Journal Paper on Green Roof Thermal Buffering

Professor Cataldo Co-Authors Journal Paper on Green Roof Thermal Buffering.

September 19

Week One: Vyczie Dorado-Lopez A'21

We followed Vyczie through all of her classes in her first week at The School of Art to better understand what the experience is like

September 19

"Depero Futurista" Arrives

A rare 1927 art book by the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero has been successfully reprinted in a near-perfect facsimile edition thanks to the efforts of HSS professor Raffael Bedarida

September 15

Week One: Ezekiel Binns AR'22

To better learn what it is like to start your life as a student of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, we followed one around for one week, attending every class

September 14

Week One: Introduction

Our introduction to a web series that follows three arriving students, one from each school, through their first full week of classes

August 31

Incoming 2017: Part Three

The last part part of our annual series asks some of Cooper's newest students tell us where they came from, how they found Cooper Union, what they are looking forward to doing here and what they have been up to during the summer

August 30

Invention Factory 2017 Winners Announced

Sara Huang BSE’19 and Keti Vaso ChE’19 take home the $5000 first prize in the fifth annual student contest

August 29

Professor Billie Faircloth to Receive 2017 Women in Architecture Award

August 29

Incoming 2017: Part Two

The second of our three-part series where Cooper's newest students tell us where they came from, how they found Cooper Union, what they are looking forward to doing here and what they have been up to during the summer

August 24

Incoming 2017: Part One

Every year we ask some arriving students about where they came from, how they found Cooper Union, what they are looking forward to doing here and what they have been up to during the summer. Here is the first of three parts

August 01

Cooper Union Featured in Multiple 2017/18 "Best" Lists

The Princeton Review, U.S. News and Fiske all rate The Cooper Union high

July 31

Unsung Experts: Cooper Techs

The students, faculty, and staff of The Cooper Union rely on the assistance of a group of largely unsung experts: lab, studio, and shop technicians. We sat down with four of them who are practicing artists to talk about their work both inside and outside The Cooper Union

July 27

Art School Superhero

A chat with Patty Jenkins A'93, director of the blockbuster "Wonder Woman"

July 26

Keeping Cooper in Stitches

July 17

In Memoriam: Adrian Burton Jovanovic

Remembering the engineering alumnus and member of the Board of Trustees

July 13

Never Boring

Mary Mann, from the Center for Writing, wants to get you excited about boredom through her new book, "Yawn"

July 10

Lucy Raven, For One Night Only at the Guggenheim

On July 18 at 6:30 the assistant professor in the School of Art will perform her work, "Subterrestrial Cinema"

June 19

2017 Graham Foundation Grantees Include Catherine Seavitt Nordenson and Tulay Atak

June 15

Michael Morris to Lead Design of Deep Space Habitations for NASA

Tackling the design of systems and technologies that can sustain “an extended human presence beyond Earth’s orbit”

June 05

David Wootton Awarded Research Fulbright

June 05

Anthony Tung Recalls Professor Leo S. Kaplan

June 05

In Memoriam: Leo S. Kaplan

The Professor Emeritus of Social and Behavioral Sciences taught generations of Cooper Union students

June 01

Tom Koch EE'18 Receives 2017 Tau Beta Pi Scholarship

Tau Beta Pi awards scholarships on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and the promise of substantial contributions to the engineering profession

June 01

Engineering Student Projects 2017

A round-up of the student research presented at the annual end of year show

May 30

Prof. George Delagrammatikas Named LaSalle Academy's 2017 Educator of the Year

May 30

"QuickStitch: The Single Squeeze Stitcher" Chosen as Finalist in MGH's "Ambulatory Practice of the Future" Competition

May 30

Tiffany Tang ChE'16 Receives NSF 2017 Graduate Research Fellowship

May 23

Prof. Raja Co-authors Doctor's Tablet Blog

Professor Raja and Dr. Meredith Hawkins from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine co-authored a blog on The Doctor's Tablet about a Fall 2016 EID 101 project

May 22

Prof. Mintchev Presents Paper at SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (SIAM DS17) in May 2017

Professor Mintchev presents paper titled "Generation of Stable Traveling Waves in Unidirectional Chains of Idealized Neural Oscillators" at the 2017 SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (SIAM DS17) held in Snowbird, Utah.

May 19

Senior Snapshots 2017: School of Art

In the final part of our series speaking with members of the graduating class of 2017 we turn our attentions to three seniors from the School of Art. Meet Jasper Marsalis, Emma Faith Hill and Pedram Sazesh

May 19

2017 President's Citations Announced

The recipients of the 2017 President's Citation, awarded to alumni who have made important contributions to art, architecture, engineering or interdisciplinary studies, have been announced. This year's recipients will be Bruce Degen A'66, Professor Diane H. Lewis AR'76 (posthumously) and Nina Tandon EE'01. The President's Citations are handed out during commencement, on May 25.

May 15

Thesis-Year Snapshots 2017

In the second of our annual series on members of the year's graduating class we turn our attentions to the fifth year students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. Meet Stephanie Restrepo, Aimilios Davlantis Lo and Piao Liu.

May 08

Senior Snapshots 2017: the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Meet five soon-to-be-graduates: Grace Li ChE'17, Eliezer Lerea EE'17, Yeeho Song ME'17, Andrew Keane CE'17 and Jisoo Park BSE'17

May 08

ASCE Student Chapter Receives Distinguished Chapter Award

May 07

Diane Lewis Memorial

May 03

Steel Bridge Team Takes First Place in the Regionals

Watch the team build the whole thing in under seven minutes!

May 02

In Memoriam: Professor Diane Lewis

A letter from Nader Tehrani, Dean, remembering School of Architecture faculty member Diane Lewis

April 26

Dean Baker Announces Retirement After Over 50 Years of Service

The Vice President of Community Affairs and Dean of Athletics sends words of thanks

April 23

Eugene Jang ChE'05 featured on NPR

He spoke about his candy store Eugene J. Candy Co. in a spot headlined, "Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination"

April 18

This Car Is No Lemon

Ten Cooper students won second place for “Lemon Aid,” the shoebox-sized car they designed and built for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional ChemE Car competition

April 17

Prof. Keene and Three EE Undergraduate Students Co-author IGARSS 2017 Paper

Prof. Keene and Three EE Students co-author a paper to be included in Proceedings of IGARSS 2017

April 17

Prof. Luchtenburg and Yeeho Song (ME'17) Co-author ICRA 2017 Paper on Quadruped Robots

Prof. Luchtenburg, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Yeeho Song (ME'17) co-author paper to be published in the Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

April 07

Investigative Journalist Sacha Pfeiffer Will Deliver 2017 Commencement Address

A former member of The Boston Globe Spotlight Team which won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service she currently covers nonprofits, philanthropy and wealth for the Globe

April 04

From Clay and Cans to Sun-dappled Pavilion

A team that includes Prof. Powell Draper and Max Dowd AR'16, has won the annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition

April 03

Hejduk Sculptures & Photo Exhibition Featured on NY1

The cable news channel NY1 featured a two-minute spot on the John Hejduk Works/Jan Palach Memorial exhibition

April 02

Prof. Baglione & Graduate Student Michael Pimpinella Co-author Journal of Voice Paper

Prof. Baglione and graduate student Michael Pimpinella are co-authors of a publication titled “Mobile Digital Recording: Adequacy of the iRig™ and iOS device for Acoustic and Perceptual Analysis of Normal Voice” in the Journal of Voice, Vol. 31, Issue 2, 236-242.

March 29

Creative Inquiries

The Menschel Fellowships at 20

March 29

Hejduk-Designed Memorial Built in Cooper Park

A set of 24-foot structures designed by John Hejduk, dean of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture from 1975 to 2000, have been built in the plaza south of the Foundation Building

March 28

I Resist!

An exhibition organized by Prof. Anne Griffin on Belgian resistance to Nazi occupation takes on a new resonance

March 28

Ai Weiwei Comes to Cooper Union

The Public Art fund has announced that for its 40th anniversary they have sponsored a multi-site installation by renowned artist Ai Weiwei at locations throughout New York City, including The Cooper Union

March 24

Refugee Rescue: Witness to a Crisis

Helena Zhu, a third-year student studying civil engineering, talks about her experience watching for refugees on the shores of the island of Lesbos

March 24

Outreach Programs: A Parallel Union

A fresh examination of Cooper's free or low-cost classes for working people and youth

March 24

Meet Laura Sparks

A chat with the thirteenth president of The Cooper Union

March 22

Prof. Topper Gives Invited Lecture at the University of Rhode Island

The subject was, "Molecular Modeling of Nanoparticles and Polypeptides"

March 13

Panel Inspires Young Women to Enter Engineering

March 10

Five Cooper Alumni in 2017 Whitney Biennial

Oto Gillen A'08, James N. Kienitz Wilkins A'07, Torey Thornton A'12, Casey Gollan A'13 and Victoria Sobel A'13 have all been selected for the prestigious showcase of contemporary art

March 09

Prof. Dell Delivers Open Lecture in Keilir

March 03

Bidding Wars Ensue for Top Professors

In an unusual twist of roles, students got a chance to bid on their professors this past Tuesday. It was not part of some radical shift in registration

February 22

Senior Art Shows Get Underway

February 22

Prof. Topper Gives Talk at 57th Sanibel Symposium

He discussed his join work with Cooper undergraduate student J. Biswakarma on, "Unusual hydrogen bond diversity in ammonium halide nanoclusters,"

February 07

Design Thinking Workshop Attracts Students from All Three Schools

February 02

Prof. Topper Gives Invited Lecture

The lectures was entitled, "Computational and theoretical physical chemistry: Applications to ammonium halide nanoclusters,"

February 02

Dore Ashton Remembered

Colleagues and former students recall the personality and influence of an unrivaled eyewitness to 20th Century American art and a member of the faculty for over 40 years

February 01

Lubalin Fellows' Exhibition Explores Type in 3-D

January 26

Prof. Lima Receives VentureWell 2017 Faculty Grant Award

Prof. Lima receives a $22,500 grant from VentureWell to support his curriculum

January 24

Cooper to Cooper, Episode 4: 20th Anniversary of the Menschel Prize

Past recipients Wes Rozen AR'05, Tomashi Jackson A'10 and Catherine Sanso CE'14 discuss the influence of this 20-year-old student fellowship

January 18

Panel Discusses Obstacles to Diversity in STEM Fields

The Cooper Union celebrated MLK Day by co-hosting a panel discussion with esteemed scientists who addressed the paucity of women and minorities in STEM fields and how to turn that trend around

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