Graduate Student Catherine Wolfe CE'17 ME'19 Receives Thornton Tomasetti Foundation Fellowship

POSTED ON: October 4, 2018


Catherine Wolfe (CE'17, ME'19) received the first annual Technical Literacy Fellowship, an award given to students who attend an U.S. university or college who are either entering or currently enrolled in a master's or Ph.D. program, hosted by Thornton Tomasetti Foundation. She was given $5000 to pursue research in building engineering design or technology. Catherine aims to clarify to non-engineering audiences key concepts in designing resilient infrastructure.

  • 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.”

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  • 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.