Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering

At the Cooper Union, we have exceptional physical facilities and equipment to support the mission of the college. Within the Albert Nerken School of Engineering, we support over 40 state-of-the-art educational laboratories, research laboratories, and shops covering the spectrum of our disciplines. These facilities and equipment provide critical hands-on experience to support our project-based learning. Highlights of some of our unique facilities and equipment include a biosafety level one facility supporting biomedical and bioengineering projects, a 520 cubic-foot anechoic chamber, Electrospinner, Atomic Force Microscope, Dynamic Light Scattering Device, a Wind Tunnel with LaVision Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV) System, a 22,000 lbs. load frame, MTS 810 linear actuator, and a 120,000 lbs. universal testing machine, a Photron High Speed Camera capable of 800,000 fps video, a full modern machine shop with CNC tools, among others.

Institutional Lab Facility

Albert Nerken School of Engineering Facilities

Chemistry Facilities

Chemical Engineering Facilities

Civil Engineering Facilities

Electrical Engineering Facilities

Mechanical Engineering Facilities

  • 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.