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School of Engineering Tours and Events

41 Cooper Square, home of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

41 Cooper Square, home of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

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The Albert Nerken School of Engineering hosts small tours for prospective engineering students and their families. Tours will meet in the lobby of 41 Cooper Square. Before the tour begins, a brief overview of the engineering admissions process will be provided followed by a student guided tour of various engineering labs and classroom spaces. Tours last approximately 1-1.5 hours. Register for a tour here!

  • 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.