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Lecture: Dr. John C. Chen (ChE'56)

Thursday, November 17, 2011, 4 - 6pm

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Dr. John C. Chen (ChE ‘56), Professor and Dean Emeritus, Lehigh University, will give a Theodore, Mary and Sara Kraut Lecture in Chemical Engineering on the Energy Crisis in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium in 41 Cooper on November 17 at 4 pm.

The Theodore, Mary and Sara Kraut Lecture in Chemical Engineering is made possible through the generosity of Drs. Jeffery and Eric Kraut, and Rita Kraut, and honors Theodore (ChE’39), Mary and Sara Kraut.

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.