Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Incoming 2019, Part 3

Meet three students new to The Cooper Union in this last installation of our annual series 

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Incoming 2019: Part 2

Three more first-year students describe how they got to Cooper and what they hope to accomplish

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Incoming 2019, Part 1

Meet three first-year students and find out what brought them to Cooper 

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Video: "I Can Drink the Distance"

Behind the scenes of the Torkwase Dyson exhibition, "I Can Drink the Distance," on view from March 25 to April 26, 2019 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 workshop she taught


Winners of Invention Factory 2019 Announced

Biomedical inventions took this year's top prize in Cooper's annual invention competition

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In Memoriam: Robert Bernhard (1928–2019)

Robert Bernhard, who served for 41 years on The Cooper Union's Board of Trustees, passed away in July

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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.