Summer STEM 2020 Courses

Robotics Crash Course
An introductory course to understanding the fundamentals of how mobile robotic systems function

Smart Technology and Urban Agriculture
Examining the need for secure and equitable access to food sources and explores the use of hydroponics as a means to promote a just and thriving ecological future for all

Environmental Engineering
Students will work on a civil engineering problem critical for preserving the environment and protecting the infrastructure of New York City: storm surge protection

Digital Logic Design
This hybrid class (online with at-home prototyping) borrows from The Cooper Union course of the same name and challenges students to assess, design, build, test, and demonstrate an electronics project from scratch

Biomedical Engineering 
Chemical engineering is a field that covers many types of engineering applications, including food science, pharmaceuticals, and materials engineering. Students will build on research involving materials commonly found in the food and drug industries

Design and Drawing for Engineering
Students develop design practices and problem-solving skills through examining the needs of their community. At the same time, students learn sketching, technical drawing, and computer-aided design

  • 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.