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Students talk to CUNY-TV about Building and Designing a Race Car

POSTED ON: June 14, 2012

Cooper Union engineering students and Professor Delagrammatikas talk to CUNY-TV about building and designing a race car from scratch—just in time for the SAE Formula race car competition in Michigan.

From using state-of-the-art equipment in 41 Cooper Square to conducting test-drives in a parking lot in Queens, take a look at the students hard at work preparing for the ultimate of student design competitions and using their Cooper Union education to navigate through and troubleshoot tough design and technical problems.

  • 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.