Faculty News 2019


August 22

Video: "I Can Drink the Distance"

Behind the scenes of the site-specific exhibition, "I Can Drink the Distance," on view from March 25 to April 26, 2019 at the 41 Cooper Square Gallery at The Cooper Union. Dyson, the Spring 2019 Robert Gwathmey Chair in Architecture and Art at The Cooper Union, and others, discuss her work and the interdisciplinary course she taught.

Faculty: Torkwase Dyson

June 22

Prof. Yecko and Graduate Student Kevin Yao ME'18, MEng'20 Present Research at the 2019 SIAM Snowbird Conference

Faculty: Philip Yecko

May 13

Cooper Co-Develops Plasma Blaster

A group of researchers from the Albert Nerken School of Engineering have begun a 2-year partnership with Petram Technologies, a company developing safer, more environmentally friendly demolition and excavation methods through plasma blasting

Faculty: Dirk Martin Luchtenburg, Philip Yecko

April 12

Cooper ME Seniors Win $5K for Wheelchair Design

Morgan Wolfe, Kavya Udupa, and Billy Dayan, led by Associate Professor and George Clark Chair of Mechanical Engineering Melody Baglione, took the $5,000 third place prize at the 2019 CREATE Symposium

Faculty: Melody Baglione

April 12

Prof. Michael Young Receives Rome Prize

One of the most prestigious accolades in the field, it was, fittingly, awarded during a ceremony in the Great Hall

Faculty: Michael Young

April 03

Sam Keene Named 2019 C.V. Starr Professor

The two-year distinction comes with a $20,000 annual stipend for research activities such as travel, research assistants, equipment, and supplies

Faculty: Sam Keene

March 01

Artist Torkwase Dyson Named 2019 Robert Gwathmey Chair

During her tenure, Dyson will show a new body of work, including a site-specific installation in the solo exhibition I Can Drink the Distance, on view from March 26 through April 25, 2019 in 41 Cooper Gallery

Faculty: Torkwase Dyson

February 08

Dean Shoop Inducted into National Academy of Engineering

NAE members are peer-elected, "senior professionals in business, academia, and government who are among the world’s most accomplished engineers"

Faculty: Barry L. Shoop

February 05

Prof. Bedarida to Chair Italian Modernism Conference

Sixty years ago the first exhibition of Italian modernism after the fall of Fascism opened at MoMA. The free conference will examine the lasting impact of the 1949 exhibition and the travelling exhibitions that resulted from it

Faculty: Raffaele Bedarida

January 31

Mili Shah Will Solve Your (Math) Problems

Mili Shah, the newly-arrived associate professor of mathematics, loves to solve “math problems.” But not the kind most of us recall from our grade school days

Faculty: Mili Shah


November 29

Saturday Program Turns 50!

In 1968 a number of student-led initiatives led to major shifts in education, not least of them was the creation of a Cooper-led public-school outreach program that would become a pipeline for NYC artists

Faculty: Marina Gutierrez

November 11

School of Engineering & Icahn School of Medicine Announce Exchange

The institutions have entered into a "memorandum of understanding" that will allow students from both schools to take courses for credit and perform research at the other institution, it was announced this week

Faculty: Lisa Shay

November 10

Grant for Javits Green Roof Extended

Prof. Cataldo received a one-year grant from Drexel University to continue his research on the potential benefits of green roofs.

Faculty: Joseph C. Cataldo

  • 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.