Stevens Institute of Technology's incoming graduate and undergraduates classes arrived on campus in late August, from all corners of the nation (and the world) — and these first-year students are already attracting notice: this incoming undergraduate class will both be Stevens' most diverse and most academically accomplished in university history.
Stevens Institute of Technology has received two significant new awards to foster increased diversity in STEM higher education and career development.
As a high school student at New Jersey's Whippany Park High School, Gina Dello Russo '20 M.E. '20 competed strongly in track and field events — although she remembers those years more modestly, preferring to focus instead on her teammates.
"We did really well as a team. I won a couple of county titles myself, but I was not really an exceptional athlete at the state level," she recalls.
All that changed when she arrived on campus in 2016.
Stevens Institute of Technology’s most ambitious fundraising campaign in history, the $200 million campaign known as The Power of Stevens, has concluded more than $50 million above its original target.
The campaign has supported the creation and renovation of new academic, research and student spaces on campus; increases in the size of the faculty body and the recruitment of exceptional faculty; and numerous new initiatives and programs to empower student success, the university announced today.
A Stevens student has won the largest coding competition in history.
Ben Mirtchouk '21, a recent computer science graduate who will continue in the department's master's program this summer and enter the financial industry in fall, topped more than 136,000 participants from 34 nations in the global TCS CodeVita coding challenge in May to take home the $10,000 first prize. He is the first-ever U.S. winner of the competition.
As a child, Hannah Percely '21 was always interested in medicine and biomedical science. Later, attending a STEM magnet high school in Morris County, New Jersey, she prepared to embark upon a potential career as a health care professional or related field, searching for a university — and a career — close to home.
She found both.
Growing up in Newark, New Jersey, Stevens alumna Aisha Lawrey '99 had never been to Hoboken until her first visit to the university's campus.
But that one visit convinced her to attend.
"I had been raised in a community where everyone looked like me, in school, at church, at the shop: a largely Black and Hispanic community," she recalls. "I knew it would be a valuable experience, studying beside others from many other backgrounds, including from all over the world."
Three Stevens School of Business graduate students have won the Grand Prize in a business competition hosted by the University of New Mexico in late April, sharing $20,000 in prize money.
The three-day virtual Global Scaling Challenge included 17 graduate, undergraduate and Ph.D. teams from India, Austria, England and the U.S. creating strategies for three real-world biological companies hoping to expand or otherwise scale up their operations.
Arctic summers haven’t been this warm in more than one thousand centuries, and the planet’s ice caps are melting far more quickly than previously thought. The year-round weather in New York City may soon resemble that of Arkansas within as little as 60 years.
Growing up in Hudson County, New Jersey, Mohammed Elmzaghi '21 was inspired by iPods, graphic design and the short films he made with his younger brother. His heroes were innovators like Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, British inventor James Dyson — and Nikola Tesla, who famously hoped to make energy free (and freely accessible) to the general public.