Stevens Connects

Stevens Connects to Hoboken

With a shared history of over 145 years, the past, present and future of Stevens Institute of Technology and the City of Hoboken are inextricably linked.

After the American Revolution, Col. John Stevens purchased the land now known as Hoboken, and from that time, the Stevens family and later, the university, have had a mutually beneficial and symbiotic relationship with the City of Hoboken.

From research collaborations on energy, sustainability, and urban infrastructure resilience, to scholarships and programs that directly benefit Hoboken's K-12 students and their teachers, to diverse and numerous volunteer efforts by students, to the active engagement and economic impact of more than 175 faculty and staff, 600 Stevens alumni and nearly 2,000 students residing in Hoboken, the Stevens community is a vital member of the City.

Together with our neighbors we share a vision for a vibrant and thriving Hoboken.

Local and global impact of Stevens’ research, education, and cultural programs. Students, faculty, staff and alumni contribute in numerous and diverse ways to improving Hoboken.More than 2,500 Stevens students, faculty, staff and alumni live, work and play in Hoboken, stimulating economic vitality in our community.

Stevens and Hoboken: Past, Present and Future

  • In 1784, Colonel John Stevens purchased land that now comprises the City of Hoboken for the equivalent of about $90,000.
  • Edwin A. Stevens, Colonel John’s son, provided a bequest leading to the establishment of America’s first college of mechanical engineering in 1870. 
  • Edwin’s spouse, Martha Bayard Dod Stevens made many contributions to Hoboken. Among them, she funded the construction of the Hoboken Free Public Library in 1896, founded the St. Martha’s Ward in St. Mary’s Hospital, and built and endowed the Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents.
  • Community service is one of the first things Stevens students experience; a variety of community service options are identified for Orientation activities for the freshman Class of 2018.
  • Today, the City of Hoboken and community members benefit from use of Stevens properties, from travel along Frank Sinatra Drive, to recreation at the waterfront Skate Park, to walks on the campus.
  • Stevens is the 4th largest employer in the City of Hoboken, with active collaborations across many diverse fields in areas of research, education, technology ventures, volunteerism, directly contributing to a better Hoboken.


On June 2, 2015, STEM-a-thon engaged 6th grade students from Hoboken in fun STEM activities that inspired them to collaborate, create and innovate. The program is a partnership between Stevens and the Hoboken Family Alliance in collaboration with Hoboken schools. Learn more.


Stevens Connects Photo Albums

Hoboken's National Night Out, August 4, 2015The Stevens Family Descendants' Day, June 28, 20152nd Annual Stevens-Hoboken Barbecue, June 25, 2015


STEM-a-thon: A Day of Innovation for Hoboken's 6th Grade Students, June 2, 2015Provost's Lecture Series on Women in Leadership, Adrienne Choma, Esq., April 1, 2015SATMax: New Horizons for College and Careers, March 31, 2015

Youth Camps, Clinics, and Summer Opportunities

Stevens hosts a number of programs and opportunities for youth learning, skill-building, and development during the summer months. Please check back here for the latest information on Summer 2015 offerings.


Women’s Basketball Clinic
Hosted by the Stevens Women’s Basketball Team
May 9, 2015
Contact: Megan Haughey,, 201-216-8087

Boys and Girls Basketball Camp
Hosted by Stevens Men’s Basketball Coaches Bobby Hurley and Waleed Farid
June 22 – June 26 and June 29 – July 3, 2015
Open to boys and girls ages 8-14
View the brochure for more information and to register.

Wrestling Camp
Hosted by the Stevens Wrestling Team
June 28 – July 2, 2015
Open to boys ages 14-18
Contact: Joseph Favia,, 201-216-8090 

Summer Student Athlete Experience
Hosted by the Stevens Women’s Soccer Team
July 5 – July 8, 2015
Open to rising high school juniors and seniors
View the brochure for more information.

Men’s Lacrosse Clinic
Hosted by the Stevens Men’s Lacrosse Team
June 25 – June 28 and July 30 – August 2, 2015
Open to boys ages 14-18
Fee: $140 per day
Contact: Gene Peluso,, 201-216-5692 

Women's Volleyball Clinic
Hosted by the Stevens Women’s Volleyball Team
July 18, and  July 19, 2015
Open to girls ages 16+
Fee: $100
Contact: Glenn DeHaven,, 201-216-5685 

WaterBotics Engineering Design Academy for Hoboken Youth

WaterBotics® is an innovative, underwater robotics program that challenges students to design, build, program, test, and redesign underwater robots made of LEGO® and other components. WaterBotics has it all: science, technology, engineering, and FUN! The 2015 WaterBotics® Engineering Design Academy, sponsored by Wiley, is open to all Hoboken Girls and Boys who will enter 8th or 9th grades in September 2015. Students will engineer a robot that can progress through a series of increasingly complex missions that simulate real-world applications of underwater robots.  In the process, they will learn about key science topics essential to their robot’s operation, such as gears, buoyancy, stability and propulsion. Students are also introduced to the engineering design process and learn to use graphics-based programming to control their robots’ movements. Whether you are new to robotics or an experienced user, WaterBotics has something for everyone. No prior experience is necessary!
August 3 - 7, 2015
9:00 am - 3:00 pm daily
Open to Hoboken girls and boys who will enter 8th or 9th grades in September 2015
Fee: $50 (includes lunch each day in the Stevens cafeteria)

Download the Registration form.
For more information, visit the WaterBotics
® website, see the flyer, or contact WaterBotics®.

Stevens Summer

The Stevens Summer is a pre-college experience that challenges, and promotes discovery and exploration. Each summer, talented high school students from the United States and all over the world come to Stevens for a true residential college experience. Get a taste of campus life, experience hands-on projects, visit successful companies, take a bite out of the Big Apple, and make your college application stand out!

In Summer 2015, programs are being offered in Engineering & Science, Business; and Technology, Society & the Arts.

Visit the Stevens Summer website for more information.

Hoboken Junior Police Academy

July 13 - July 17, 2015