Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art


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Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,

accredited institution of higher education; in New York City; coeducational; chartered and opened in 1859. Founded by Peter CooperCooper, Peter,
1791–1883, American inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist, b. New York City. After achieving success in the glue business, Cooper, with two partners, erected (1829) the Canton Iron Works in Baltimore.
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, it pioneered in evening engineering and art schools; day schools were added in 1900. Today it includes schools of engineering, art, and architecture, a division of adult education, and a faculty of humanities and social sciences. A new academic building located at Cooper Square in the East Village and designed by Thom MayneMayne, Thom,
1944–, American architect, b. Waterbury, Conn., grad. Univ. of Southern California (B.A., 1968), Harvard (M.A., 1978). In 1972 Mayne cofounded the firm Morphosis in Santa Monica, Calif., where he is still principal.
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 opened in 2009. The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, was founded in 1897 as part of Cooper Union by Sarah, Eleanor, and Amy Hewitt, granddaughters of Peter Cooper. Since 1967 the museum, still located in New York City, has been a division of the Smithsonian InstitutionSmithsonian Institution,
research and education center, mainly at Washington, D.C.; founded 1846 under the terms of the will of James Smithson of London, who in 1829 bequeathed his fortune to the United States to create an establishment for the "increase and diffusion of
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Whether Sara Ackerman, a junior at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, is going to be a structural engineer like her legendary grandfather, Ysrael Seinuk, is not yet known, but her enthusiasm for the field of engineering is something they definitely share.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is opening an exhibition celebrating Louis Kahn's architectural vision for the Roosevelt Memorial on Roosevelt Island.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art honored New York's leading artists, architects, engineers and urban citizens at its third annual Urban Visionaries benefit dinner on December 7 at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art recently announced an exhibition and design preview of its new academic building--a building that will help to ensure Cooper Union's educational and financial future and establish a new architectural landmark for New York City.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art announced an exhibition and design preview of its new academic building.
Caption: Mia Tsiamis, 2004 graduate of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, with her creation "Petalutha," a steel bridge spanning 27 feet and weighing 500 lbs.
He is a graduate of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.