Over 140 Years of Inventors and Entrepreneurs Shaping Our Future

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A Legacy of Inventors and Entrepreneurs Shaping Our Future

"Per aspera ad astra"
The Institute's motto, meaning through adversity to the stars, is as applicable today as it was over 140 years ago. The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science at Stevens Institute of Technology originally began as a school of Mechanical Engineering, but has grown to incorporate engineering and science graduate and undergraduate programs, all with specialized areas of concentration. The school now boasts three National Research Centers. Enrollment is at an all-time high, and so is research. In the past two years alone, faculty research funding by the National Science Foundation has increased five-fold. More patents for student and faculty projects are issued every year as the school continues a tradition of entrepreneurship that has defined Stevens since 1870.

The atmosphere of innovation and entrepreneurship has led to some remarkable accomplishments. View a timeline of inventiveness at Stevens, from its founding by the Stevens family of engineers, inventors, and pioneers, to homegrown companies and leading-edge research.


Maritime Expertise

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Graphene Research

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Novel Materials

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Innovative Medicine

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Business of Engineering

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The Art and Science of Motion

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Advanced Communications

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Davidson Laboratory at Stevens Institute of TechnologyDavidson Laboratory at Stevens Institute of TechnologyCenter for Maritime Systems at Stevens Institute of TechnologyCenter for Maritime Systems at Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Stefan Strauf Research ProfileDr. Eui-Hyeok Yang Research ProfileDoctoral Candidate Milan Begliarbekov Studies GrapheneDr. Akcora Research ProfileDr. Pinar Akcora Develops Self-Healing Materials through Nanotechnology at StevensDr. Yong Zhang's ProfileFrederick Winslow Taylor's The Principles of Scientific ManagementFrederick Winslow Taylor's The Principles of Scientific ManagementDr. Vikki Hazelwood NJ Inventors Hall of FameSPOC Inc.Mechanical Engineering at StevensDr. Yong Shi Research ProfilePeizoelectric (PZT) NanofibersInstream Media, Inc.Dr. Rajarathnam Chandramouli's Research ProfileAlfred W. Fielding Co-Invented Bubble Wrap

Image Above: Professor Thurston's Torsion Testing Machine

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