With the current high rate of contagiousness and infection from Omicron, we have made the decision to conduct all January classes remotely and to require, with limited exceptions, all employees without essential on-campus duties during this period to work from home through January 28th.  For more information on Covid-19 and the start of spring semester, please use this link to our Covid Response page.  

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COOPERMADE Holiday Fun

From iconic toys to the 5th Avenue holiday window displays, these Cooper alumni make the holidays bright! 

Remco Toys

The Hoberman Sphere

NYC Holiday Window Displays


COOPERMADE Jewelry Design

Jewelry designed by these Cooper alumni spans styles and eras, breaks boundaries of color and sexuality, and defines iconic moments both historic and contemporary. Learn more about these #COOPERMADE pieces that express, adorn, and inspire!

Post-War Biomorphic Designs

Iconic NYC Adornment

Wearable Art History


COOPERMADE Gadgets and Gizmos

Alumni of Peter Cooper's institute have followed in our founder's footsteps by creating countless inventions that we use every day. From escalators to wireless telephones, the revolutionary gadgets and gizmos that move society forward are #COOPERMADE! 

Wireless Telephones

Multi-Angled Mirrors

Escalators

Lionel Toy Trains

Childproof Caps 


COOPERMADE Architecture with Impact

Cooper’s architecture graduates learn not only how to design a structure, but also how to make it live in the environment and community around it. These alumni each found a space, whether physical or social, where their work would make a difference.

Recyclable Refugee Shelters

An Eco-friendly Community Park

IT Houses

Design with FRANK


COOPERMADE Photography

Whether staged or candid, great photography sheds light on the ordinary and extraordinary alike. It may condemn injustice, celebrate beauty, or point out the ridiculous. This week we consider just a few alumni who have made their mark in the art world as photographers of note. Join these alumni in seeing the world through a new lens.

Images of Life Under Apartheid

Landscapes of Imagination

Portraits of Imagination


COOPERMADE From the Theater to the Stage

From beloved musicals to iconic NYC theaters, Cooper alumni have contributed in big ways to the world of Broadway. As we look forward to a safe return to the art and music we love, we celebrate our graduates who make sure that "the sun will come out tomorrow."

Annie

New York's Theater District


COOPERMADE 9/11 Memorials and Monuments

Twenty years ago the events of 9/11 made an indelible impact on our country, and on the Cooper community. Today, and every day, we remember the Cooper alumni who lost their lives that day, and mourn the loss to our community.

Michael Boccardi ME'92
Deborah Gittleman Kaplan CE'77
Eugen Lazar CE'96

 

Alumni including T.J. Gottesdiener AR’79Julian LaVerdiere A’93John Leeper AR'85, and Daniel Libeskind AR’70 contributed the skills they learned at Cooper and a wealth of professional experience and personal meaning to construct New York's memorials and monuments in remembrance of the lives lost that day. 

Tribute in Light

One World Trade Center

National 9/11 Memorial Museum


COOPERMADE Seats at the Table

Whether engineering new flavors or creating new community spaces, these Cooper alumni offer you a seat at their table. 

Arancini Bros.

Eugene J. Candy Co.

Ruby Slipper


COOPERMADE Air and Space

After Cooper Union launched their careers, these alumni launched our imaginations to the stars and beyond.

A Nobel Prize in Physics

The Voyager Probe Missions

GPS

The Manhattan Project


COOPERMADE NYC Landmarks and Legends

From Central Park monuments to the High Line, our alumni have shaped the public spaces and aesthetics of New York for over a century thanks to the education they received at The Cooper Union. 

NYC Sculpture and Monuments

The High Line

Monument to Women's Rights Pioneers 


COOPERMADE Kids Characters

From classic cartoons of the 30s and 40s to picture books we still read to our kids today, the characters of our imagination are #COOPERMADE!

Batman

Betty Boop

Clifford the Big Red Dog

The Magic School Bus

Harold and the Purple Crayon


COOPERMADE At Home

From the water in your tap to the internet in your home office, so many aspects of day-to-day life are #COOPERMADE! 

DSL

NYC Tap Water

Jell-O

 

 

 

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  • 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.