Stevens Institute of Technology is a private, coeducational research university located in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States. The university also has a satellite location in Washington, D.C.
Stevens Institute of Technology is named after a family of accomplished inventors and engineers. In 1784, the land now occupied by Stevens Institute of Technology was purchased by John Stevens, who would later reverse engineer the British steam locomotive to American standards for domestic manufacture. Robert Stevens, one of John's sons, invented the flanged T rail, a form of railroad rail in prevalent use today. With his brother Edwin A. Stevens, Robert created America's first commercial railroad. John Cox Stevens, John Stevens' eldest son, was the first commodore of the New York Yacht Club. With his brother Edwin, they built the yacht America and were aboard its 1851 regatta victory in England, later recognized as the first winner of the America's Cup. Edwin died in 1868. In his will, he left a bequest for the establishment of an "institution of learning," providing his trustees with land and funds
To inspire, nurture and educate leaders in tomorrowï¿½s technology-centric environment while contributing to the solution of the most challenging problems of our time
Charles Stewart Mott, M.E. 1882, co-founder of General Motors Corporation Frederick Winslow Taylor, M.E., 1883, developer of scientific management methods and time-motion studies Richard H. Rice, M.E., 1885; Hon. Ph.D. 1921, mechanical engineer and inventor. Samuel P. Bush, 1884, steel and railroad executive, public servant, patriarch of Bush political family Walter Kidde, B.E., 1897, founder of Walter Kidde Constructors; oversaw the construction of Port Newark and Kearny, New Jersey's first traffic circle and the world's first cloverleaf interchange, the Pulaski Skyway; served as New Jersey State Highway Commissioner; founder of the Walter Kidde Company, maker of WWII safety equipment Henry Gantt, M.S.,1902, developed the Gantt chart, an important project management tool Alexander Calder, M.E., 1919, creator of the Mobile and popularizer of that art form Louis A. Hazeltine, M.E., Sc. D., 1926, founder Hazeltine Corporation, inventor of the neutrodyne radio receiver L. Sprague de Camp, M.S., 1933, science fiction author, Lest Darkness Fall , The Wheels of If, The Great Monkey Trial, winner of the Hugo Award (1997) Alfred Fielding, 1939, Co-inventor of Bubble Wrap Igor Bensen, B.E. Mechanical Engineering, 1940, founder of Bensen Aircraft. Frederick Reines, M.E., 1939, M.S. 1943, discoverer of the neutrino, 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics Fred H. Colvin, M.E. Hon., 1944, journalist, author, and editor in the fields of manufacturing, machine tools, etc. Beatrice Hicks, M.S. Physics 1949, founding president of the Society of Women Engineers Leon Febres Cordero, M.E., 1953, President of Ecuador, 1984ï¿½1988 Eugene McDermott, M.E., 1953, founder, Texas Instruments Aaron Cohen, M.S., 1958 Applied Mathematics, Director of NASA 1986-93. Richard Reeves, M.E., 1960, Emmy Award winner, syndicated columnist, author, television commentator John McLean, MD, B.S., 1960, developer of corneal transplant and founder of the Eye Bank for Sight Restoration Richard Herman, B.S., 1963, Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Lawrence Babbio, B.E., 1966, vice chairman and president of Verizon Communications, Domestic Telecom Group. William W. Destler, B.S. Applied Physics 1968, current president of Rochester Institute of Technology Jed Babbin, B.E. 1970, former United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, author of "Inside the Asylum" Charles Petzold, B.S., M.S. 1975, Author, The Annotated Turing: A Guided Tour through Alan Turing's Historic Paper on Computability and the Turing Machine 2008, Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software 1999, Programming Windows 1988-1998 Mark Crispin, B.S., 1977, Inventor of IMAP Prince Charles of Wales, PhD, Hon., 1977 Greg Gianforte, B.E. Electrical Engineering, M.S. Computer Science 1983, founder of RightNow Technologies. Gerard Joseph Foschini, PhD 1967, prominent telecommunications engineer that is in the top 0.5% of most widely cited authors. Gerald Goertzel, B.E. Mechanical Engineering, creator of the Goertzel algorithm Peter Cooper Hewitt, electrical engineer and inventor of the Mercury arc rectifier John White Howell, M.E. Electrical Engineering, noted electrical engineer, who furthered the development of the incandescent lamp, 1924 Edison Medal, former president of the Edison Pioneers. Alfred Kinsey John A. Nagy, MMS 1979 - Author on espionage and mutinies of the American Revolution Chadwell O'Connor, B.E. Mechanical Engineering, inventor of the fluid-damped camera head, variations of which are used in most tripods to film motion Edwin Augustus Stevens, Jr., son of the school's founder. Charles Walton, M.E. Electrical Engineering, inventor of RFID. Robert Weinberg American author. His work spans several genres including non-fiction, science fiction, horror, and comic books.
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