Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Inside the New AACE Lab

The state-of-the-art maker space, made possible with $2 million in leadership funding from the IDC Foundation, has officially opened its doors

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Despite COVID, 2019–20 Grant Program Benefits School

A day before the 2020-21 grant winners are announced, we review the creative ways 2019-2020 recipients used their grants

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Cooper Holiday Shop

Looking for that perfect gift for your Cooper Union student or graduate? Why not get them the CU@Home gift box that comes with Cooper Union warm socks, a blankie, and a USB mug warmer? And that's not all! You also get a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of the Foundation Building! All packed inside a ready-to-wrap gift box!

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Ed Yong: Our Pandemic Winter

If you missed it: watch the science journalist deliver the 2020 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture


At Cooper: Fall 2020

This online-only edition of At Cooper aims to act as a diary of sorts, from February through September, 2020, capturing Cooper Union's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the resurgence of calls for social justice

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Cult Following

A group of Cooper turophiles are dedicating themselves to the craft of making cheese

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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.