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School of Art junior Sydney Vernon talks about her work

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"I Love This!"

Use the code HOLIDAY20 to save 20% before 2020 on all Cooper merch! 

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30 Seconds in the Lab with Chris

Mechanical engineering junior Chris Mignano discusses the "Cooper Cube"

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Student Work Collection Goes Online

Available via a free, public website,, it represents over eight decades of The Cooper Union’s experimental, influential approach to architectural education

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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.