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Hsu-Wei Shueh (EE’90) and Min Wei (ME’00)

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Cooper Together 2018 San Francisco, CA
Hosted by Gilly Youner A’82 and John Leeper AR’85
Barebottle Brewery
1525 Cortland Ave. San Francisco, CA
6:30 PM

11/15/16     Casual San Francisco Alumni Meet-up      

CU-SF meeting 11-15-16-2
Peter Persoff ChE’66, Mary Lynch ChE’82, Professor Ben Davis, Hsu-Wei Shueh EE’90, John Chih EE’90

Members of the Cooper family from New York and San Francisco came together on November 15th.  Multiple alumni were in town for the AICHE Annual meeting and they were warmly received by alumni from the San Francisco Regional Group.  They came together at the Urban Tavern on O’Farrell Street and then moved to a SpeakEasy, Bourbon and Branch, that has been preserved from the Prohibition era.  Learn More

Silicon Valley Happy Hour @ Reposado
ATT Park

2013 Fall Social
Tuesday October 22, 2013

The Cooper Union visits California

During the first week of April 2013, Cooper Union alumni, parents and friends gathered in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  

Dean Baker and George Ketigan IE’07

A small group of alumni met at George’s on the Cove in La Jolla with Cooper representatives to network and discuss the current state of the school and how best to engage the Southern California area alumni.  Discussion focused largely on the financial state of the school and the group brainstormed ideas of how to keep alumni engaged from a distance.  On Friday, April 4th, the Los Angeles area alumni had a night out at Dodger Stadium hosted by Honorary Alumnus Dean Stephen Baker. 

Dean Baker hosted a pre-game reception at the stadium with over 40 alumni, parents and friends and then joined the group as the Dodgers beat the Pirates 3 – 0.  Dean Baker shared an update on the school and the numerous recent athletics successes at Cooper.  While in Los Angeles, Dean Baker, Caitlin Tramel, Director of Alumni Affairs and Jennifer Durst from the Development team had the opportunity to meet with young alumnus George Ketigian, IE ’07, who is an Avionics Engineer at SpaceX. Baker and the group had an in depth tour of the facility on Rocket Road and discussed Ketigian’s work on the successful launches to date as well as upcoming missions.  

Dean Baker and Hsu-Wei Shueh, EE ’90

Heading north to to the Bay Area, Dean Baker had the opportunity to polish his skills on the golf course as he played a round with Bay Area alumni leader, Hsu-Wei Shueh, EE ’90.  Dean Baker and Caitlin Tramel met with another successful young alumnus, Armando Atienza, EE ’02, who led a tour of Google’s main campus in Mountain View, CA.  That evening, Baker once again hosted a pre-game reception at Pete’s Tavern and then crossed the street to the new AT&T Park to watch the World Champion San Francisco Giants with nearly 50 alumni and friends.  Dean Baker seems to be a good luck charm as the Giants beat the Rockies 4 – 2.  

CU @ SF Giants – A Visit with Dean Stephen Baker
Monday | April 9th, 2013
Links to photos: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjEPnK11

Cooper Alumni at ATT Park, San Francisco

CU@George’s at the Cove – April 3rd, 2013

Southern California Cooper alumni attended a reception with Jamshed Bharucha, President , The Cooper Union.
6:30 pm:  Georges at the Cove
1250 Prospect Street  |  La Jolla, CA  georgesatthecove.co

CU @ SF MOMA – Artist Talk: Thom Mayne on Lebbeus Woods
Thursday | February 21st, 2013 | 6pm

This sold out event was viewed by alumni, spouses, and friends.  Wine, beer, and hot chocolate were rumored to be seen in hands of attendees.  We had a chance to view works by Lebbeus Woods (exhibit showing until June 2, 2013) before, during, and after the talk. 

CU @ SAN FRAN MOMA (left to right): John Chih, EE ’90, Min Wei,ME ’00, Hsu-Wei Shueh, EE ’90, and Suzanne Cerny, A ’59

15 Cooper Union alumni from all three schools and their guests came together at the San Francisco MOMA for a special conversation by Thom Mayne and Neil M. Denari on Cooper Union Professor Lebbeus Woods. It was a delightful occasion to celebrate the life and works of Professor Woods.  

Elizabeth Feder, AR ’10 says, “Neil Denari’s referral to Leb as the Bête noire and how he tied that into his larger presentation of antagonism in architecture was great” and “Thom Mayne’s deeply personal portrait of Leb’s fearlessness and willingness to place himself in zones of friction – both political and professional – was really illuminating.” Perhaps one of the best surprises of the night was when Alan Zimmerman, A ’01, looked up and saw a work he contributed to about 15 years ago hanging in the entrance hall. It was the United Nations: Babble of the Millennium installation by Gu Wenda (who was a guest professor and visiting artist at Cooper Union).  

Other alumni participating in the event include: Suzanne Cerny, A ’59, Cheri Gandy, AR ’96, Bruce Pasternack (Trustee),  ME ’68, John Chih, EE ’90, Min Wei, ME ’00, and Hsu-Wei Shueh, EE ’90. This event is the 11th held by the Bay Area Regional Group in the last 6 years. 

Links to photos: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjE6Pwa8

San Franciso Bay Area – 1st Annual Fall BBQ Saturday | August 25th, 2012 | 11am – 2pm
Farragut Park, Foster City CA http://goo.gl/maps/RbLl

Northern California Area Reception | Meet President Bharucha
Monday, April 30th 2012 
Cooper Alumni, parents, new students, and friends got together for an evening at SF CityClub to welcome President Bharucha and staff.

Tours + Tastings – Blue Bottle Coffee
Sunday November 6, 2011 – 3:30p to 5:00p
12 Cooper Alumni and friends got together for an afternoon to tour this Oakland roastery, sample some single origin coffee beans and delectible pastries, and observe the coffee lab in action to talk about different brewing methods.http://flic.kr/s/aHsjwEeJDV

Looking Forward, Giving Back
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Cooper Alumni got together for a night in the city to enjoy drinks and the silent auction of photographs.  Dinner afterwards at Roy’s.  Sorry, no photos. California Academy of Sciences
October 14, 2010
8 alumni and friends got together to enjoy a great night at the Academy.  There were beer samplings, homemade telescopes, wonderful aquariums.
San Francisco Bay Area reception with Dr. Campbell

April 7, 2010

Over 40 alumni, friends, and parents, joined President Dr. Campbell, Ronni Denes, and Susan Lynch of the alumni association to enjoy a great evening at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco @ 5 Embarcadero Center.

The Bay Area All Cooper ReUnion
October 24, 2009

John Chih EE’90, Hoda Mirafzal ChE’06, Hsu-Wei Shueh EE’90, Steve Taylor EE/Phy’76

The Cooper Union @ SF Symphony
May 17, 2009
Conductor Benjamin Schwartz’s last concert with the SF Symphony’s Youth Orchestra, featuring Barber Symphony No. 1 & Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique.

Hotel Sofitel SF Bay
November 13, 2008

20 Alumni and guests got together over drinks and appetizers on a perfect Bay Area night. Trustee Bruce Pasternack shared current state of Cooper Union.  Networking and just catching up was enjoyed by all.

Lauren, David, and Art
I-Mei and Mark
The EE’s, John, Shikhar, and Tat
Trustee Bruce and C.J.
Lorraine, Kirsten, and Bernie
Art says … THIS is a MINT?