All News 2019


December 16

Two Civil Engineering Students Awarded Scholarships from The Moles- A National Organization

December 12

Dean’s Book Club Tours the Cooper Hewitt Museum

December 12

Material Matters

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

December 12

Climate Week x Cooper

A student-organized series of events aimed to raise the consciousness of the school community about the urgency of the climate crisis

December 12

New Faculty in 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

December 12

Engineering with a Conscience

At the intersection of ethics, engineering, architecture, and art

December 12

Prof. Robert Topper Presents Lecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology

December 02

Prof. Luchtenburg and Three Mechanical Engineering Students Co-author “Modelling the Motion of a 2-Arm ROV”

Mechanical engineering students Zhiyang (Sam) Chen ME’21, Rose Gebhardt ME’21, Christopher (Chris) Mignano ME’21, and Professor Dirk Luchtenburg teamed up with students from the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and Professor Thomas Impelluso to co-author Modelling the Motion of a 2-Arm Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).

December 02

Leonardo Drew A'85 Featured on "CBS This Morning: Saturday"

The artist talks about being an "addict of art" for the nationally televised newscast

November 26

Senior Electrical Engineer Aziza Almanakly Wins at WE19

Aziza Almanakly, a senior electrical engineering student, won second place in the Collegiate Poster Competition at WE19

November 15

Cooper Climate Week Exhibition

November 13

Cooper Union x Climate Week

November 05

Student Work Collection Database Launches This Month

Available via a free, public website, it represents over eight decades of The Cooper Union’s experimental, influential approach to architectural education

November 01

Cooper Students Participate in 2019 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 October 27, 2019.

October 25

Cooper Union & Moxy East Village Hotel Partner for Scholarships

In addition to providing major support to The Cooper Union in its effort to get back to free tuition for all students, Moxy East Village and The Cooper Union are partnering to offer Cooper Union programming to Moxy guests and vice versa

October 17

Cooper Union Engineering Students Named Finalists at Mount Sinai Health Hackathon

For the third year in a row, engineering students have been selected as finalists in the annual Mount Sinai Health Hackathon

October 10

Cooper Union Named a Top Architecture School by DesignIntelligence

After a shift in the survey's evaluation system, the school has jumped up the annual rankings

September 25

In Memoriam: Martin Trust ME'56

Mr. Trust, a long-time champion of The Cooper Union, founded MAST Industries, a company that transformed the apparel industry

August 25

Incoming 2019 Pt. Three

Every year we ask a few of the newest Cooper Union students to give us a bit of background about themselves. In part three of the 2019 Incoming edition, meet TK, Leala Baker, and Ash Espinoza.

August 25

Incoming 2019 Pt. Two

Every year we ask a few of the newest Cooper Union students to give us a bit of background about themselves. In part two of the 2019 Incoming edition, meet Julia Penchaszadeh Robert, Frederick Choi, Amanda Blanca

August 24

Incoming 2019 Pt. One

Every year we ask a few of the newest Cooper Union students to give us a bit of background about themselves. In part one of the 2019 incoming edition, meet Kai Jenrette, Elizabeth Sardes, and Kevin Jin

August 22

Video: "I Can Drink the Distance"

Behind the scenes of the site-specific exhibition, "I Can Drink the Distance," on view from March 25 to April 26, 2019 at the 41 Cooper Square Gallery at The Cooper Union. Dyson, the Spring 2019 Robert Gwathmey Chair in Architecture and Art at The Cooper Union, and others, discuss her work and the interdisciplinary course she taught.

August 15

2019 School of Architecture Full-Time Faculty Appointments

Nora Akawi and Lydia Kallipoliti have joined the faculty of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture as the newest Assistant Professors

August 08

Women Take the Lead as Invention Factory 2019 Wraps Up

August 01

They Might Be Giants

Leonardo Drew's Interactive Cityscape in Madison Square

July 30

In Memoriam: Robert Bernhard, Trustee for 41 Years

He served as Board Chair from 1995 until 2004

July 24

IDC Foundation Funds Undergraduate Scholarships For Second Consecutive Year

The IDC Foundation for the second consecutive year has awarded a grant to The Cooper Union to support scholarships and student travel experiences

July 03

David Brooks in His Studio

As Lefty the dog sleeps the artist David Brooks, a 2000 graduate of Cooper Union's School of Art, and winner of the 2019 Rome Prize, discusses his work

June 24

Pulling Up to Art at Troy Kreiner's Driveway 327

June 22

Prof. Yecko and Graduate Student Kevin Yao ME'18, MEng'20 Present Research at the 2019 SIAM Snowbird Conference

June 17

The New-York Historical Society Hosts Augusta Savage A'25 Retrospective

The first retrospective about the career and influence on the life and work of 1925 School of Art alumna Augusta Savage (1892-1962) closes in late July at The New-York Historical Society

May 17

Senior Snapshots: Engineering 2019

In this third and final installment of our annual series, we meet Skylar Eiskowitz, Gabriela Godlewski, Sara Huang, Zhekai Jin, and Iram Rahman, graduating seniors from each of the five majors at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

May 16

Thomas Nozkowski A'67, Lauded Painter, 1944-2019

A rememberance of the artist

May 13

Senior Snapshots: Architecture 2019

n this second of our annual three-part series featuring some of the year's graduating students we meet Mireya Fabregas, Parker Limon, and Zhenni Zhu, all soon-to-be graduates of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

May 13

Cooper Co-Develops Plasma Blaster

A group of researchers from the Albert Nerken School of Engineering have begun a 2-year partnership with Petram Technologies, a company developing safer, more environmentally friendly demolition and excavation methods through plasma blasting

May 10

Edray Goins, Ph.D., to Speak at 2019 Commencement

The Professor of Mathematics at Pomona College caused a stir when he wrote a blog post in September 2017 for the American Mathematical Society (AMS) titled “Why I'm leaving a Research I University for a Liberal Arts College."

May 01

Senior Snapshots: Art 2019

Each year the communications office, in tandem with the deans of each school, select a few members of the graduating class to profile. This year's first installment focuses on three seniors in the School of Art: Andrés Sotelo, Jhakai Deshong, and Isabella De Matteo.

April 23

Eric N. Mack A’10 at the Brooklyn Museum

Artist Eric N. Mack A’10 has taken over the Brooklyn Museum’s Great Hall with his first New York City solo museum exhibition, Lemme walk across the room

April 18

Toshiko Mori to Lecture at the Japan Society

April 12

Cooper ME Seniors Win $5K for Wheelchair Design

Morgan Wolfe, Kavya Udupa, and Billy Dayan, led by Associate Professor and George Clark Chair of Mechanical Engineering Melody Baglione, took the $5,000 third place prize at the 2019 CREATE Symposium

April 12

Prof. Michael Young Receives Rome Prize

One of the most prestigious accolades in the field, it was, fittingly, awarded during a ceremony in the Great Hall

April 10

Saturday Program at 50

Saturday Program has been around for decades, providing thousands of underserved local high school students the chance to get a taste of art school at no cost to them. But its exact origins were in doubt... until now

April 10

100 + Years of Student Representation

As The Cooper Union celebrates the 160th anniversary of its founding, another notable milestone has also been reached in 2019: the 110th year since the creation of the institution’s first self-organized student representative body. Though its role and name have evolved over time, what is now known as the Joint Student Council (JSC) continues a process rooted in the very founding of The Cooper Union

April 03

Sam Keene Named 2019 C.V. Starr Professor

The two-year distinction comes with a $20,000 annual stipend for research activities such as travel, research assistants, equipment, and supplies

April 01

Students Receive ACEC 2019 Scholarships

March 13

Architecture Seminar Presents House of Poetics on Governor's Island

In a seminar led by faculty member and architect Ceren Bingo, students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture will reimagine a historical house on Governor's Island through mindful and spatial poetics

March 13

Exhibition Features the Art of Women of Color at Cooper

March 12

Watch "Shaping the Future Workforce"

Watch the free, public discussion on how artificial intelligence, and other technologies will increasingly replace functions currently filled by paid workers over the next decade

March 08

Race Car Driver Simon Kirkby Gives Tips to Formula SAE Team

March 01

Artist Torkwase Dyson Named 2019 Robert Gwathmey Chair

During her tenure, Dyson will show a new body of work, including a site-specific installation in the solo exhibition I Can Drink the Distance, on view from March 26 through April 25, 2019 in 41 Cooper Gallery

March 01

Seven School of Art Alumni Featured in 2019 Whitney Biennial

Seven School of Art alumni were selected for the 2019 Whitney Biennial

February 28

Ashok Raiji Awarded Most Impactful Smart City Leader

February 14

You Are Here.

Emilio Martinez Poppe and KT Pe Benito, both A'16, explore decolonization and placemaking at Queens International 2018, a contemporary art biennial at the Queens Museum

February 08

Dean Shoop Inducted into National Academy of Engineering

NAE members are peer-elected, "senior professionals in business, academia, and government who are among the world’s most accomplished engineers"

February 08

Cooper Union Reaches 160 Years

Watch for this logo throughout 2019 as The Cooper Union celebrates its history and its future. The first major event will be the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Peter Cooper's statue on Monday February 11, at noon

February 05

Prof. Bedarida to Chair Italian Modernism Conference

Sixty years ago the first exhibition of Italian modernism after the fall of Fascism opened at MoMA. The free conference will examine the lasting impact of the 1949 exhibition and the travelling exhibitions that resulted from it

January 31

Mili Shah Will Solve Your (Math) Problems

Mili Shah, the newly-arrived associate professor of mathematics, loves to solve “math problems.” But not the kind most of us recall from our grade school days

January 30

Inside "Drawing Codes"

A walk through the second iteration of an exhibition that originated at the Digital Craft Lab in San Francisco’s California College of Art

  • 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.