The Gelatine Gentleman

Join us and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art on Thursday, July 11, from 4-5 p.m. ET, for a special presentation about gelatin inventor and National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, Peter Cooper.

In anticipation of "Eat Your Jell-O Day," we'll delve into Cooper's legacy and even explore some of the gelatin recipes from his time! Take a fascinating journey into the life and innovation of Cooper, the Gelatine Gentleman and the mind behind shelf-stable gelatin, and discover how his vision transformed the way we enjoy desserts.

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Attendees will also learn about patenting and best practices in the area of food science.


  • James Edward Malin, Engineering and Science Librarian, The Cooper Union Library
  • Mary Mann, Archivist Librarian, The Cooper Union Library
  • Larry Tarazano, Director, Classification Standards and Development, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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