Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

STEM Saturday Students Devise Alert for Bus Riders

A video showing four high school students who collaborated on an engineering project at Cooper

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Summer STEM Symposium

A group of alumni and guests spoke to high school students about STEM fields

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In Memoriam: Albert Greenberg A'48

A gallery of photos of the late Albert Greenberg, former president of the CUAA and noted graphic designer

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The Plan to Free

Read the final, comprehensive plan to return to full-tuition scholarships. See also the printable version. Questions? Write to us

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Commencement 2018: Photos

The commencement for the 159th graduating class of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art took place on May 23, 2018. Here are a few images from the day

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Snapshots: Engineering

In the third and final installment of our annual series we catch up with seven graduating seniors and one graduated "senior" from the Albert Nerken School of Engineering to find out what they have been up to and what comes next

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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.