Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Student Startup Advances to State Competition

Engineering students George Kwiecinski and Zephaniah Odidika impressed judges at the regional level of the New York Business Plan Competition with their pitch for a pharmaceutical-focused startup.

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Alumnus Film Celebrates Tom Nozkowski A'67

The late painter and 1967 School of Art alumnus, renowned for his colorful abstractions, is the subject of a documentary by fellow Cooper graduate Gabriel Rodriguez-Fuller A'17 and a new exhibition at Pace Gallery.

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$4 Million Bequest to Keep Innovation Alive

Edward Durbin EE'48, a long-time donor to his alma mater, left a bequest to make sure talented students can keep attending Cooper.

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Cooper Engineering Student Named Goldwater Scholar

Ubaidullah Hassan, a chemical engineering junior, was selected this year to receive the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

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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.