Cooper Union in Tech

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The Cooper Union in Tech (CU in Tech) Affinity Group brings together alumni working in the tech industry and students interested in learning more about the tech industry for networking, continued learning, and sharing of interests. Group members include alumni at various stages of their careers and current Cooper students.

For more information on the CU in Tech group, please contact Alumni Affairs at

  • 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.