Photo Gallery: STEM Days

POSTED ON: January 20, 2016

Lasalle students in the labs of 41 Cooper Square

Lasalle students in the labs of 41 Cooper Square

Several Cooper engineering students returned to class earlier than expected – as teachers – this past winter break. Members of Pi Tau Sigma (PTS), the Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, served as instructors during two STEM days for high school students on January 13 and 14. George Delagrammatikas, associate professor of mechanical engineering and STEM Outreach Program Director, organized the program with PTS.

  • 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.