Invention Factory Winners Announced

Invention Factory Winners Announced

Two teams of Cooper Union students awarded for their inventions created during a 6-week summer program

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Two Cooper Students Win Fulbrights

Two Cooper Students Win Fulbrights

Two School of Art graduates are awarded Fulbright grants, making 16 Fulbrights given to Cooper Union students over the past 10 years

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Surface to Structure: Folded Forms

Surface to Structure: Folded Forms

A widely-reviewed exhibition by 88 artists across 5 continents that expands traditional ideas of origami

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William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship Turns Five

William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship Turns Five

The founders celebrate five years with current and past Fellows, reflecting on how the travel grant has impacted its recipients and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

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End of Year Show 2014: The Photo Gallery

End of Year Show 2014: The Photo Gallery

A look at the annual event that turns the classrooms, studios, galleries and even the hallways into a showcase of art, design, architecture and engineering work

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Graduation 2014: The Photo Gallery

Graduation 2014: The Photo Gallery

The 155th commencement in pictures

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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.