New Faces of Civil Engineering, College Edition

POSTED ON: December 20, 2011

Cooper Union student Anitha Reddy is one of ten promising civil engineering college students nation-wide that have been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) through its first annual New Faces of Civil Engineering, College Edition. These students are being recognized for achieving the highest standards as undergraduate civil engineering students, whose academic success and extracurricular engagement have distinguished them among their peers.

“These students are an inspiration to future generations seeking a career in which they can make a difference,” said ASCE President Andrew Herrmann, P.E.


  • 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.