Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

President Sparks Named Power Player in Education

Watch President Laura Sparks discuss the importance of affordable education as part of PoliticsNY's 2022 Power Players in Education series.

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New Exhibition Asks How Models Shape Behavior

Running October 4 through November 18, 2022, Model Behavior, a group exhibition curated by the Anyone Corporation and presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, considers how architectural models elicit and project social behaviors.

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Open House Event

Please join us for an open house event for prospective students. Get to know more about our programs and meet our community.

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Cooper Technician Launches App Using Encrypted Tech

Gib, a new app for an encrypted gift card, has been developed by one of many talented Cooper technicians.

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First Service Scholars Wrap Up Community Projects

Four NYC high school students, alumnae of Cooper's Summer STEM program,  brought their engineering skills to local non-profits

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In Memoriam: Maurice Kanbar

The inventor and entrepreneur, whose generous gift let Cooper establish a biomedical engineering center and a scholarship fund, passed away on August 20.

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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.