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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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8th, 1974, and the Presidents Citation for outstanding professional achievement in Engineering and Science by the Cooper Union Institute of Technology, which he is one of thirty six individuals who has achieved this honor in the last 150 years of Cooper Union as an Institution.
"In that situation, you can't always use the most elegant solution," said Eleanor Baum, dean of engineering at Cooper Union, adding that the challenging engineering environment was meant to stretch the students' way of thinking about problems.
She studied art at several institutions, including Rutgers University in Newark, N.J., the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and Cooper Union Art School in New York City.
Last year, two of 12 graduating seniors were accepted into the prestigious Cooper Union architecture program, reports Watson.
A resident of San Francisco, Barbara Traub is a photographer and multimedia artist whose work has been exhibited at venues ranging from the San Francisco Arts Commission, to Cooper Union in New York, to the Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles, to the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute, and so many other distinguished places around the world.
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