Tuskegee Airmen to Speak at Great Hall

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10am - 12pm

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Four surviving Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military pilots who were instrumental in ending segregation, will be honored at the Great Hall on Thursday, August 7 from 10 AM to noon. 

The event, which is open to the public, will include presentations by students from the STEM Takes Flight program, an innovative 6-week summer program that uses aeronautics to teach high school sophomores and juniors physics, math, geography, and earth science. During the course, students use flight simulators lent by Jay LeBoff, Chief Executive Officer of Hotseat Chassis.

RSVP by August 6.


Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues

  • 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.