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

Campus Tours

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering hosts small tours for prospective engineering students and their families. Before the tour, an admissions staff member will provide a brief overview of the engineering admissions process. All School of Engineering tours are led by our student tour guides and last approximately 1-1.5 hours. Registration is required. Tours will meet in the lobby of 41 Cooper Square.

Engineering Open House

Every fall the Albert Nerken School of Engineering holds an Open House for prospective engineering students and their families to learn more about the school by visiting various engineering labs and interacting with members of the Cooper community, including faculty, staff, and current students. This year's Engineering Open House will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019

Event check-in and on-site registration will open at 3:15pm in the Foundation Building located at 7 East 7th Street. There will also be optional, pre-event tours of the Residence Hall from 3:15pm-4:15pm. Welcome remarks begin promptly at 4:30pm in the historic Great Hall, followed by tours of the labs. Event concludes around approximately 8:00pm. Registration is required

To see a preview of the labs that will be on view Click 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.