STEM Outreach

The STEM Days Program aims to teach prospective engineering students in grades K-12 about engineering. Each year, engineering students from the Cooper Union lead hands-on workshops to immerse elementary, middle, and high school students in the various applications of engineering in innovation, technology, and everyday life.

The Cooper Union School of Engineering also actively participates in the World Science Fair to increase public awareness of the importance of science to children of all ages. Students volunteer at the fair to feature demonstrations from the Formula SAE Racecar Team, Origami Club, and Center for Sustainable Engineering, Architecture, and Art- Materials, Manufacturing, and Minimalism (SEA2M3).

If you are interested in visiting the School of Engineering for a STEM Day, please contact



  • 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.