All News 2018


December 13

Jonathan Pedoeem EE'20 Presents at Symposium for NSF REU Research Symposium in Data Science, Systems, and Security, 2018

Jonathan Pedoeem (EE'20) attended and presented his NSF REU research at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data on December 10-13, 2018.

December 13

$760K Grant Will Digitize Decades of "Lost" Great Hall Recordings

Thanks to a new grant of more than $760,000 from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, a collection of recorded but previously inaccessible Great Hall presentations from the 1930s forward will be digitized, preserved, and made publicly available for generations to come

December 13

Toshiko Mori AR'76 Awarded 2019 Topaz Medallion

Awarded for "Excellence in Architectural Education," it is the highest honor that can be given in architectural pedagogy

December 05

No I-Beams in This Foundation Building, Only Twigs

This year the New York Botanical Garden's annual holiday train show -- featuring models of iconic New York building constructed out of natural materials -- will include a miniature Foundation Building

November 29

Saturday Program Turns 50!

In 1968 a number of student-led initiatives led to major shifts in education, not least of them was the creation of a Cooper-led public-school outreach program that would become a pipeline for NYC artists

November 26

NYT, Jezebel & Others Praise "We Dissent"

The exhibition in 41 Cooper Square Gallery featuring feminist ephemera, has gotten significant media coverage in the past weeks. The exhibition closes December 2

November 18

Cooper Students Participate in 2018 ACM Regional Programming Contest

Nine EE students participated in this year's Association for Computing Machinery - International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM - ICPC) as Cooper Union representatives on November 18, 2018.

November 11

CE Students Attend Chi Epsilon District Conference

Four Civil Engineering undergraduate students, Ian Lee (CE'19), Mohammed Hossain (CE'19), Aaron Fink (CE'20), and Jeahoung David Hong (CE'20) attended the 31st Pacific District Conference at UC Berkeley on November 9th - 11th, 2018.

November 11

School of Engineering & Icahn School of Medicine Announce Exchange

The institutions have entered into a "memorandum of understanding" that will allow students from both schools to take courses for credit and perform research at the other institution, it was announced this week

November 10

Grant for Javits Green Roof Extended

Prof. Cataldo received a one-year grant from Drexel University to continue his research on the potential benefits of green roofs.

November 07

Civil Engineering Students Receive 2018 Moles Scholarships

Two undergraduate Civil Engineering students, QiTong Han and Daniel Smith (CE'20), along with one graduate student, Matthew Seinuk (CE'17, ME'19), received student scholarships from The Moles organization on November 7, 2018.

November 03

Cooper Students Win CAD Design Challenge

Two undergraduate students recently won the CAD-loween Design Challenge with their spooky cuckoo clock design and will be featured in SolidProfessor's upcoming November newsletter.

November 02

Peter Zhao ChE'20 Presents at 2018 AIChE Annual Student Conference

Peter Zhao (ChE'20) attended and presented his research poster at the 2018 AIChE Annual Student Conference on October 26-29, 2018.

November 01

Engineering Students Compete and Win in Multiple Hackathons

Cooper students competed and received awards in multiple regional hackathons such as NASA Space Apps Hackathon and Mount Sinai Health Hackathon.

October 31

Monica Abdallah ChE'17, ME'19 Presents at 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting

Monica Abdallah (ChE'17, ME'19) attended and presented her graduate research at the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting on October 28-November 2, 2018.

October 29

Prof. Raja Co-Authors Publication on Convention Formation in Networks

Prof. Raja co-authors a paper on convention formation in networks that was accepted to Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.

October 24

Cooper Students Recognized at Prestigious Army Signal Competition

Three 2018 electrical engineering graduates placed tenth out of a field of 161 teams from industry, universities, and government organizations from around the world

October 16

Cooper Students Build Models for MoMA Show

How Cooper Union architecture students and graduates came to build highly-detailed models for the exhibition "Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980"

October 15

Turning an Eyesore into Art

Not many people would think of making a work of public art that evokes a rusty old car, but that is just what Audrey Snyder and Joe Riley, both 2013 graduates of the School of Art, have done. You can see their work, "Into the ground," at Socrates Sculpture Park, in Long Island City

October 08

Six M.Arch II Students Presenting at ASCA This Week

Six graduate architecture students from The Cooper Union will travel to Milwaukee to deliver papers at the annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

October 04

Graduate Student Catherine Wolfe (CE'17, ME'19) Receives Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Fellowship

Grad Student, Catherine Wolfe (CE'17, ME'19), receives Thornton Tomasetti Foundation First Annual Technical Literacy Fellowship.

October 02

Leslie Hewitt Featured in Carnegie International 2018

Leslie Hewitt A'00, assistant professor in the School of Art, is one of the 32 artists and artist collectives featured in the Carnegie International, 57th Edition

October 01

Architect Magazine Awards Studio Prize to First Year Architectonics Studio

The work of the Fall 2017 Architectonics Studio has been awarded a 2018 Studio Prize from Architect magazine as one of, "the best examples of architectural investigation taking place in colleges and universities today"

September 29

Prof. Mintchev Presents at AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting

Prof. Mintchev presents at the AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting on September 29, 2018 at University of Delaware.

September 20

Investigations into Color

Two adjunct professors, Sarah Lowengard and Christina Weyl, of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, have received prestigious fellowships during the 2018/19 academic year. Both will be examining the history of color, though in different fields

September 14

Three Questions for Dr. Barry Shoop

Barry L. Shoop’s appointment as the new dean of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering begins in January 2019. We asked him a few questions.

September 14

Shelter from the Storm: Cooper Architects in Puerto Rico

September 12

Coming Soon: AACE Lab

Lab will serve as a catalyst for integration across the institution, with equipment allowing projects that involve “making,” from 3-D printers to robotic arms to virtual-reality technologies

September 12

2018 Invention Factory Winner: Twist Talk

Brian Chung and Hannah Quirk took home the top prize for a portable communication aid for children on the autism spectrum

September 09

Cooper Tops 2018 "Best" Lists

The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges, and other guides, put Cooper Union at the top of their lists for yet another year

September 07

Collaborating in New Spaces

Sam Keene, associate professor of electrical engineering, conceptualized and taught two cross-disciplinary courses in the spring 2018 semester, bringing architects, artists, and engineers into the same classroom with shared learning goals

September 03

Prof. Lepek Co-Authors Published Textbook

Prof. Lepek co-authors textbook titled "Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles, 5th Edition" published by Prentice Hall. The text is currently being adopted across the country.

August 28

Incoming 2018: Part Two

In this second half of our annual series on newly-arriving students, we meet Annabella Chen, Demauni Sankey, and Sara Yacoub. They answered questions about how they came to be interested in their field, what brought them to The Cooper Union and what they hope to do while they are here

August 22

Liz Diller and Peggy Deamer Receive 2018 Women in Architecture Award

August 22

Incoming 2018: Part One

In the first half of our annual series showcasing a few of the newest arrivals to The Cooper Union we meet Julia Buckley, Earl Kwofie, and Yeji Kim

August 13

Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers Featured in Wall Street Journal

August 13

STEM Saturday Students Devise Alert for Bus Riders

High school STEM Saturday student participants explain their project to help improve bus transportation

August 07

Maurice Cox and Marc Norman In Conversation on the Future of Detroit

August 01

SEA2M3 Center is Finalist for Excellence in Innovation Award

The Cooper Union and its SEA2M3 (Sustainable Engineering, Architecture and Art - Materials, Manufacturing and Minimalism) Center led by Prof. Cumberbatch were selected as one of the finalists for the Phi Kappa Phi 2018 Excellence in Innovation Award.

July 01

Prof. Dell and Prof. Wei Present Paper at ICEM 2018

Prof. Dell and Wei co-authored a paper that was published and presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM).

June 12

Prof. Savizky Elected as Chair-elect of ACS NY

Prof. Savizky is elected as Chair-elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS), New York Section for 2019.

June 12

Faculty Search

June 11

Adriana Farmiga Named MacDowell Fellow

Adriana Farmiga, assistant dean and adjunct professor in the School of Art, was awarded a 2018 MacDowell Summer Fellowship

May 22

Senior Snapshots 2018: Engineering

In the third and final installment of our annual series we catch up with seven graduating seniors and one graduated "senior" from the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. Some seniors have been working together on various teams for some time, so we decided to pair them

May 21

2018 Civil Engineering Juniors Receive Student Scholarships

Civil Engineering students William Yang CE'19, Mohammed Hossain CE'19, and April Mintz CE'19 are scholarship recipients.

May 14

Cooper Union Awarded $2 Million Grant from IDC Foundation

May 14

Senior Snapshots 2018: School of Art

Three aspiring artists, all women, each originally from a different Caribbean island, arriving in the U.S. at different ages, all ended up at the School of Art as freshmen in 2014. Four years later Paloma Izquierdo, Naomi Lisiki, and Taya Serrao are also graduating together

May 09

Professor Lepek Presents at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology

Professor Lepek co-led a workshop and presented his research at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology.

May 05

Graduate Student Anna Joselle Lomboy (ChE'18, ME'20) Presents at NYC ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium

Anna Joselle Lomboy (ChE '18, ME'20) presented her joint research with Prof. Topper at the NYC American Chemical Society (ACS) Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

May 04

Mechanical Engineering Junior Awarded STEM Grant for Women

Olivia (Heuiyoung) Park, a mechanical engineering junior, was awarded one of five grants given by HARMAN International and 1,000 Dreams Fund.

May 04

Thesis Year Snapshots 2018: Architecture

This first installment of our annual senior snapshots focuses on graduates of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. We talked to Yaoyi Fan, Rick Farin, and Athena Unroe about their undergraduate years, their thesis projects, and what they now believe architecture can do

May 02

Dr. Barry L. Shoop Named New Engineering Dean

A message from President Laura Sparks about the appointment

April 30

Lucy Raven Receives Berlin Prize

The assistant professor in the School of Art has been selected for the fellowship of scholars, artists, and writers from the U.S. who "represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields"

April 25

Chem-E-Car Keeps on Chugging

The Chem-E-Car team of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering are going to national Chem-E-Car Competition again this year after placing second in the regionals on April 8th

April 20

Prof. Topper Gives Invited Lectures

Prof. Topper gave an invited lecture at the College of New Jersey, was invited to attend the Friedman Lecture at Brooklyn College, and gave a chalk talk at Columbia University on April 18-20, 2018.

April 16

Postdocs Around the World

The role of postdoctorate fellows continues to expand in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, supporting a more globalized curriculum

April 13

“Baneful Medicine” Exhibition Questions the Ethics of Medical Research

A walk through the exhibition with curator Andrew Weinstein

April 11

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum is 2018 Commencement Speaker

April 06

Professor Mintchev gives invited PI Mu Epsilon talk at GWU

Prof. Mintchev was invited to give a talk at George Washington University as part of the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society Lecture Series.

April 06

Professor Dennis Adams Named Guggenheim Fellow

School of Art Professor Dennis Adams selected as 2018 Guggenheim Fellow

March 27

Snarkitecture to Design Installation for the National Building Museum

March 27

100 Days of Herb Lubalin

The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography launches to commemorate the designer's 100th birthday

March 27

Cooper Students Take Top Two Prizes at IEEE Conference

One paper focuses on applying AI to the hardware commonly found in smartphones and the other imagines a way for two users of VR headsets to interact directly

March 22

Cooper Union ASCE Student Chapter Receives 2018 Certificate of Commendation

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter at Cooper Union has received the 2018 Certificate of Commendation.

March 22

Prof. Kwong Co-Authors Two Conference Papers

Prof. Kwong co-authored two papers that will be presented at two separate conferences in June.

March 20

Prof. Kwong Co-Authors Paper To Be Published in Earthquake Spectra Journal

Prof. Kwong co-authored a paper that will be published in the Earthquake Spectra journal.

March 14

Alumna Jean Brownhill Featured on Today Show

Jean Brownhill AR’00 talks with the Today Show’s Savannah Guthrie on how she built Sweeten

March 12

Cooper Faculty and Alumni on AN Top 50 List

March 07

Eva Franch i Gilabert Appointed Director of Architectural Association

March 05

Philosopher, Astronomer, Filmmaker, Sailor ... Novelist

Diego Malquori, assistant professor of philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences publishes his book of fiction

February 21

Learn How to Destroy the Internet

Erin Sparling teaches Cooper Students how to do it

February 20

Skylar Eiskowitz ME'19 Receives Brooke Owens Fellowship

Junior mechanical engineering student Skylar Eiskowitz is selected for the 2018 Brooke Owens Fellowship Program

February 14

Beloved Director of Buildings and Grounds Decides to Retire

February 13

Cooper Family Papers Exhibition

February 07

In Memoriam: Jack Whitten, Renowned Artist and Teacher

February 01

Real World Pedagogy: Building in Shenzhen, China

Two students, Margaux Wheelock-Shew and Jeremy Son, collaborate with Nader Tehrani to create a permanent pavilion in Shenzhen, China

January 31

Azin Valy AR'90 Featured on NYCTV

January 17

Cooper Union in Top Five 2018 "Colleges That Pay You Back"

Subtitled "The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck," the annual list is compiled by The Princeton Review

January 10

New Full-Time Faculty Bolster the Ranks

Following last year’s remarkable influx of seven new full-time, tenure-track faculty members across three academic branches, the reinvestment in teaching resources at The Cooper Union continues

January 10

A Talk with Antoinette “Toni” Torres

She's Director of Strategic Initiatives and Institutional Effectiveness, but “Institutional Life Coach” would be shorter and maybe more to the point

January 10

General John W. “Jay” Raymond Visits Cooper Union

The Commander of the Air Force Space Command addressed a capacity crowd

January 10

Cooper in Space

In spite of not having an aeronautics or rocket design program Cooper Union graduates have played important roles in designing, building, and launching the rockets and satellites

January 10

Girl Powered

A tour of the 33,000-square-foot Lower East Side Girls Club with founder Lyn Pentecost A'70

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  • “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.”

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  • 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.