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2015 Cooper Union Formula Racer Rollout

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30 - 6:30pm

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The 2014 Cooper Union Formula race car in action

The 2014 Cooper Union Formula race car in action

On April 29, the Cooper Motorsports team will unveil its 2015 Formula race car, a product of over eight months of work by an interdisciplinary team of Cooper Union students.  

Two weeks later, the team heads to Michigan International Speedway for the Formula SAE® competition.  The team will be up against 120 other teams from technical universities all around the world in a series of events that test the performance, resilience, and efficiency of both our vehicle and our team.

All members of the Cooper community as well as alumni, sponsors and the general public are invited to attend the free unveiling exhibition. Afterward the car will be on public display in the Gelman Foyer in 41 Cooper Square. For more about the SAE Motorsports team, visit its Facebook page.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • 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.