Revision as of 22:56, 1 October 2012 by Ymakita (Talk | contribs)

Columbia University

Columbia-Cooper-NYC Alma Mater.jpg

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art


The majority of the members of this team are "ChemE" undergraduates at the Cooper Union. Cooper, located in East Village, Manhattan, is a small college (less than 300 students per grade), highly selective (acceptance rates are near 8%), and contains 3 schools: Art, Architecture, and Engineering. Within the engineering school are five majors: Chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical (these four are ABET-accredited B.E.'s), and B.S.E. (meant for those who wish to practice in a field related to engineering, like patent law or medicine). Since Peter Cooper founded the college in 1859, all undergraduates have and continue to receive a full-tuition scholarship upon attending. Adjunct professor David Orbach, who teaches biology courses at Cooper, set up both this year's and last year's iGEM team. Technician Dionne Lutz operates a lab at Cooper called the "Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering" and provided both her expertise and the lab for our team's use.