IEEE History Center Moves to Stevens Institute of Technology

Partnership to strengthen collaborations in engineering breakthroughs and its societal impact

3/20/2014

Hoboken, NJ – Stevens Institute of Technology opens its doors to the IEEE History Center, the historical arm of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. After 24 years, the History Center has relocated from Rutgers University to the Stevens campus in Hoboken, New Jersey.

The move will help both parties take advantage of educational and strategic opportunities for furthering engineering education at all levels.

“The IEEE History Center’s goal is to promote broader awareness and appreciation of engineering and its societal impact through exploring and making known its history. This mission seemed a perfect fit with Stevens’ 144 years of research and education in technological innovation,” said Michael N. Geselowitz, Ph.D., Senior Director of the Center.

“Stevens is proud to welcome the IEEE History Center to our campus. We are looking forward to the collaboration between Stevens and IEEE to help produce future generations of engineers while retaining a tie to the past,’’ said George Korfiatis, Stevens Provost and University Vice President.

The IEEE History Center will be affiliated with the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) at Stevens, the academic unit dedicated to teaching and research at the intersection of science, technology, the humanities, and the arts. The twofold mission of the College makes it a perfect fit for the IEEE History Center. Consistent with the long-standing tradition of Stevens to provide a broad-based education, CAL continues to provide engineers and technologists with a solid foundation in the humanities and social sciences, enabling them to become articulate, creative, and ethically responsible. In addition, through its many majors and programs, CAL seeks to educate humanists and artists to be knowledgeable in the history of advances in science and technology, so they may become leaders in the fields that encompass them.   The Center will be located in the S. C. Williams Library.

“We are delighted to welcome the IEEE History Center to Stevens. Having them on campus and part of the community will allow us to further our goal of promoting an awareness of the importance of understanding the past so that we can not only become more responsible in the present, but explore what is possible in the future. This is especially the case when it comes to science and technology, where such knowledge is just as critical for those who use it as those who will be at the forefront of creating it,” declared Lisa M. Dolling, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Stevens.

The Stevens community benefits from new courses, exhibits, and activities taught and led by the History Center’s six staff members making the move to campus.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of TechnologyThe Innovation University®, is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for more than 140 years. Within the university’s three schools and one college, more than 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with more than 350 faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges. Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence, as well as joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense, STEM education and coastal sustainability. The university is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on investment for students, career services programs and mid-career salaries of alumni. Stevens is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create, designed to further extend the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact.

About IEEE

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

About The IEEE History Center

The mission of the IEEE History Center is to preserve, research and promote the history of IEEE, its members, their professions, and related fields in the areas of electrical, electronic and informational sciences and technologies. The Center maintains many useful resources for the engineer, for the historian of technology, for the educator, and for anyone interested in the development of electrical and computer engineering and their role in modern society, which are made available through its award-winning web site, the IEEE Global History Network (http://www.ieeeghn.org).