Known as one of the nation’s premier, technological universities, Stevens is home to a rich array of intellectual and cultural programs accessible to our neighbors. While much of our expertise focuses in areas of science, engineering, technology and business, researchers and scholars in the humanities, social science, and the arts play a vital role in our university community.
Intellectual & Cultural Events
In addition to seminars and symposia on the latest advances in science, technology, and business, each month Stevens hosts a variety of programs and events, ranging from lectures by renowned scholars on topics from the business case for diversity to IT’s transformative effects on the future of healthcare to technologies to protect swimmers from deadly rip currents. Piano recitals, community sing-alongs, dramatic and musical performances and lectures on literature, history, and current events are a regular part of Stevens’ rich intellectual environment that is available for the public to enjoy.
Student groups like the Stevens Jazz Band and Stevens Dramatic Society stage first-rate dramatic and musical performances, while the Humanities Forum, the Center for Science Writings and the Dean’s Seminar Series showcase the work of our faculty and internationally-renowned scholars and experts across a vast range of topics and disciplines—both technical and humanistic.
The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series brings thought-leaders and innovators – from the retired chairmen of Intel and Lockheed Martin to the President’s Chief Science Advisor, to share their insights on the role of technology and its impact on our society.
Stevens also holds a variety of sporting events, and was twice named Eastern College Athletic Conference Jostens’ Institution of the Year, a recognition of Stevens scholar athletes’ prowess both on and off the field. All are invited to cheer on the Stevens Ducks at basketball and lacrosse games, fencing and tennis matches, and more.
Technology Talent & Innovation
Situated in one of the most populous and exciting metropolitan areas in the world, Hoboken is increasingly becoming the go-to location for tech start-ups and entrepreneurs. Stevens continues to produce intellectual and human capital to elevate Hoboken’s engineering talent and tech output, ranking 2nd in the category of New Jersey Colleges by Salary Potential and 5th in the category of Engineering Schools by Salary Potential in PayScale's 2015-2016 College Salary Report, 3rd in the nation for 20-year net return on investment for graduates in PayScale's 2015 College ROI Report, and 7th by USA Today in it's list of the top 10 engineering colleges in the U.S.
Stevens faculty, administrators and students collaborate with the NJ Tech Meet Up providing meeting space, expertise, and programming to spur technology innovation and community building in the City.
Our faculty and researchers are working every day to find innovative ways to understand the world around us locally and globally. Our research outreach is international, but is especially strong in areas that are particularly relevant to Hoboken and other New Jersey communities, for example in areas such as sustainability and resilience. The impact of our research before, during, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has received statewide, national and international attention.