image of a makerspace/lab -there are work tables in the foreground with power tools and materials on them, and in the background shelves full of eqipment/materials and student prototypes made in the lab
image of student's hands holding a blue, lit LED on top of a circuit assembly including a motor inside a wooden, lasercut box
image of a student in makerspace lab operating a lasercutter with some prototypes on a table in front of them
image of a makerspace operator running a workshop on lasercutting modalities in the lab, with a projection behind them and other students in front of them listening
image of the solder station at makerspace, with a student trying their hand at soldering a PCD board

Makerspace is a lab located on the 7th floor of the NAB (lab 707), and is the flagship space for the STEM Outreach programs. It is also a student-run, learning hub that promotes skill-sharing in the form of workshops and hosts Open Hours for the engineering students to readily find resources for hands-on projects. It is equipped with tools such as 3D printers, a laser cutter, and hand/power tools, in addition to a library of raw materials & hardware components for the purpose of rapid prototyping.

For student services, access to request forms and more information please visit the Makerspace Wiki. 

  • 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.