Stevens Institute of Technology
Stevens has a long history of achievements in the area of ship design and marine craft hydrodynamics, dating back to the Institute's founding in 1870 by the family that constructed the first steam powered ferry and the Yacht America. The Davidson Laboratory, founded in 1935 as the Experimental Towing Tank, is one of the premier Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering research facilities in the world, with pioneering work in high-speed planning craft, SWATH vessels, seaplanes, underwater vehicles, sailing yachts and amphibious craft. The Laboratory is an integrated research facility with the Center for Maritime Systems, a Stevens organization tasked to preserve and secure our nation's maritime resources and assets through collaborative knowledge development, innovation and invention, and education and training. Stevens is also a leader in the field of Systems Engineering through the Systems Engineering Research Center, hosted by the School of Systems and Enterprises.
Located directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, Stevens is ideally placed for industry collaboration and has close involvement with maritime interests in the busy New York Harbor.