Summer Study Abroad Program Details
Flyer for Dresden Summer 2021
- You must be a citizen of the U.S., Canada, Australia or New Zealand to take part in this program.
- Scholarships are available! Please see the flyer for more information.
- Additional application element: in addition to the items requested in the Cooper Union application, applicants must provide a letter of motivation naming the institute or chair, in which you wish to carry out your research addressed to the Technische Universität Dresden.
For further information, please visit the TU Dresden Research Internship Webpage
Research priority areas of TU Dresden include:
- Health Sciences, Biomedicine and Bioengineering
- Information Technologies and Microelectronics
- Smart Materials and Structures
- Culture and Knowledge
- Energy and Environment
The university is home to a large variety of research centers and institutes, covering virtually every academic discipline. See the New York Times for more.
New for 2019, Dean Shay invites Cooper students with a passion for applying their engineering skills for social good to consider how their skills fit with the local needs. She and Prof. Simson are teaming up to bring a group of students to the Barbara Ford Peace Building Center in Quiche to work on a variety of projects, including evaluating the site for a novel type of fuel cell so it is less dependent on the expensive and not-always-reliable electrical grid, evaluating the site for solar (PV) panels, designing feedback control systems for greenhouse and fish pond temperature control, and others. See the “Opportunities in Guatemala” presentation for more information, or contact Dean Shay or Prof. Simson.
For the eleventh and possibly the last time, Prof. Dell invites Cooper students to apply for the popular Iceland Study Abroad program for summer 2020. Successful applicants will conduct green energy harvesting research at the Agricultural University of Iceland with Prof. Dell and faculty from the University of Iceland. You will visit geysers, hot springs and glaciers. You will be part of a team effort conducting hands on real research. We will use basic thermodynamics, take energy measurements, collect field data, and use infrared thermal imaging. There will be interdisciplinary work available on a major geothermal powered sculpture in Reykjavik. Student participants have joined the faculty as co- authors on numerous international award-winning conference papers, and most recently a book chapter.
For more information contact Professor Robert Dell
Embark on an interdisciplinary experience combining architecture, engineering and archeology with the "Field School at Monteverdi." Partner with students from University of Siena, Italy, SUNY Buffalo and Michigan State. Participation will include excavations of 3rd century, late Etruscan, Roman villages, with specific attention to a Medieval Castle and bridge reconstruction. Architecture and engineering students will engage in remote sensing work including drone photography of the archaeological site. Students will also be introduced to different Geophysical surveying methods, EID 300, 3D Augmented Reality, architectural and material Reconstructions. This is open to only 1-2 engineering students.
SERIUS Application - To be submitted along with the Cooper Union application
Fact Sheet - Application for the summer exchange program will be Cooper's application