In Hoboken, New Jersey, students at the Stevens Institute of Technology can stand on campus and look over the Hudson River at beautiful downtown New York City. This institution is one of the oldest in the state of New Jersey, and has been serving students who seek an education in technology for over a century.
The Stevens Institute of Technology was founded after the death of Edwin Stevens, an entrepreneur, engineer and inventor with a passion for technological education. Edwin Stevens and his brother John Stevens, a man who adapted the technology of the British steam engine for American production, purchased a large tract of land and had it donated to the community with the intention of building an American institution of technological and engineering education.
The school is famous for its pioneering efforts in the educational system of America. Stevens Institute of Technology was one of the first American schools to offer doctoral programs. It was also one of the first colleges to have a football team. The school was one of the first technical institutions to accept female students.
With a reputation for a strenuously grueling course of study in engineering, technology, computer science, chemistry, and physics, Stevens Institute of Technology has produced some of the leading industrialists in their respective fields. In fact, two members of the Stevens community have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize.