Free Education Committee Formed

The Free Education Committee (“FEC”) of The Cooper Union Board of Trustees held its first meeting on January 12, in order to organize for the work it is to undertake pursuant to the consent decree that was approved by the New York State Supreme Court.

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CUAA Alumni Council met on Jan. 28, 2016

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Launching the Alumni Ambassador Program


We are looking for some alumni in the NYC region to participate in the launch of this program to recruit and mentor prospective students. We are looking for alumni who are willing to represent The Cooper Union at college fairs and connect with admitted students  Visit here to learn more about the expectations, application process and training for this program.

If you have further questions about this program or the application process please send an email to

Would you like to help with your reunion?

Reunion Weekend will be the first weekend in June.  Members of the class of 1966 will be celebrating their Golden Legion.  Several other classes will be marking milestones as well.

 Reunion Weekend 2016

It takes many volunteers to organize a memorable reunion.  Are you interested in helping.  use this form to let the Cooper Union Alumni Affairs and Development Office know.  Sign-Up

Annual Fund Update



As 2016 begins and we approach the 225th anniversary of our Founder’s birth, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment in Cooper Union’s history — and alumni are stepping up to help. A December letter from Trustee and fellow alum Malcolm King, EE’97   Letter  describing his gratitude for Peter Cooper’s generosity and his new role as a member of the Free Education Committee, helped fuel renewed enthusiasm for annual giving.  Alumni participation is up 51% from last year at this time,* and total alumni giving topped the $1 million mark at $1,067,443.

The CUAA encourages support of the Annual Fund as the top choice for alumni, parents and friends looking to make donations to Cooper Union. An Annual Fund donation is unrestricted, making it a flexible and instantly available source of student funding that can be used when and where it is needed the most. Please click here to make your tax-deductible donation to the Annual Fund.

Gifts to this year’s Annual Fund may be made through June 30, 2016. Watch for news from the CUAA about upcoming fundraising activities and how you can get involve

* As reported on January 19, 2016

Are You Registered to Vote? Are your Alumni Friends?

The CUAA Annual Spring Election is a little more than a month away

If you have voted in either of the last two elections, you are registered.  If you need to register on, you can do so here:  Register 

Alumni Directory is On-Line

Use it to find your classmates.  This feature is found by selecting the Alumni Tab on the website.  Next select, Find Your Classmates in the column on the left side of the page.  If you have your password from the retired site, use it to log into the alumni directory.  You may get a new password by registering on the Log-in screen.

 Past Editions of ATCooper are on-line

AtCooper Magazines from 2007 through 2011 are now available on the School Website.    Go Here


Meet Two of the Alumni in The Cooper Union Hall of Fame

Full list of Hall of Fame members

 Roy DeCarava A’40

DeCarava-Roy-1Roy DeCarava began his art career as a sign painter for the Depression-era Works Progress Administration.  He was an Army draftsman during World War II. Roy DeCarava was a distinguished professor of art at Hunter College (1975-2006), where he established photography as a graduate degree program.

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 Profile: Russell Hulse PHY’70

12-2011 newsletter Russell HulseRussell Hulse PHY’70 is Regental Professor and Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the University of Texas at Dallas. Previously, he had a 30-year career at the Plasma Physics Laboratory at Princeton University.  In 1993, along with his former thesis professor Joseph H. Taylor, Hulse was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics.  The prize was given for his discovery of the first “binary pulsar”-a celestial system in which two pulsars (rapidly spinning neutron stars) orbit each other.

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Alumni accomplishments featured prominently on our website… Please take a look!

Share your accomplishments by posting them on The Official CUAA FaceBook page and LinkedIn Group

In Memoriam

See who we have lost during 2015


2/9/2016 Founder’s Day Wreath Laying

 The Cooper Union Library Archives will be bringing out some goodies to display in the lobby of the Foundation Building in honor of Peter Cooper’s 225th birthday.

12PM -2PM Wreath Laying Ceremony in Cooper Square Park and refreshments in the lobby of the Foundation Building.

The Cooper Union Library Archives will be bringing out some goodies to display in the lobby of the Foundation Building in honor of Peter Cooper’s 225th birthday

wreath on Peter Cooper5:30 – 6:30 PM Student and Alumni Social at The Cooper Union. Sandwiches and beverages will be served.

6:30 – 9:30 PM Alumni gathering at McSorleys, 15 E 7th St, New York, 10003

Register for McSorleys event.

2/14 Florida Chapter Founder’s Day

The Cooper Union and Florida Chapter of the CUAA invite alumni, parents and friends to join us for a celebratory luncheon commemorating Peter Cooper’s 225th birthday.

Luncheon ( 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.) hosted by:
Bill Mea, Acting President and Vice President for Finance and Administration

Location: Trulucks Seafood, Steak & Crab House
351 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL


2/2 – 2/19 Exhibition in the Foundation Building


Benjamin Menschel Fellowship Exhibition opens on 2/2/2016.
All 2016 Menschel projects will be included in the exhibition.
2016 Fellows from the School of Architecture are Sam Choi, Cassandra Engstrom, Max Gideonse and Vanessa Tai.

February 2nd – 19th 2016
Opening reception will be held Tuesday February 2nd, from 6-8pm.
5th and 6th fl lobby, Foundation Building 7 East 7th Street.

2/18/2016 Mock Interview Night

Mock Interview night 2016

Alumni Affairs and the Center for Career Development invite alumni to volunteer to help current Cooper engineering students practice their interviewing skills.

Thursday, February 18
6:00–9:00 p.m.

Food and refreshments will be served



 2/26/2016 February CUAA Council Meeting

More to Come

6/3 – 6/5/2016 Reunion Weekend

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6/6/2016 Founder’s Day Block Party

More to Come

Pioneer Stories


 All editions of  the CU Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, can be read on-line.