Cooper Union on Wall Street

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The Cooper Union on Wall Street (CUWS) Affinity Group includes alumni whose careers and interests have led them to all avenues of the financial services industry. Leveraging their degrees in art, architecture and engineering to catapult them in new directions, the group includes alumni who are industry leaders as well as emerging entrepreneurs.

Eric Hirschhorn ME'89
Malcolm King EE'97

Steering Committee:
Frank Cantelmi ME'93
Tim Isgro CHE'01 / MCHE'03
Ming Lai EE'95
Darrell Low EE'89
Jack Zar EE'90 / MEE'94

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  • 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.