• Enid May Hawkins Stevens


    Enid May Hawkins Hired as Stevens First Librarian Enid May Hawkins is hired as the university's first professional librarian. Under her direction, Hawkins helped change the Library’s reputation from “a dingy old den” to the “central nervous system for research and study on campus,” according to a 1948 article in The Stute.
  • 1938

    Graduate Courses Offered to Women For the first time, women take graduate classes at Stevens.
  • 1942

    Women Admitted into the War Industries Training School Women admitted into the War Industries Training School at Stevens, a federal program that provided accelerated education for those entering the fields of science and engineering
  • 1947

    Emmi Fischl Becomes First Woman Professor Emmi Fischl became the first woman professor at Stevens. Fischl taught in the Department of Physics.
  • 1949

    Beatrice Hicks Awarded Graduate Degree Beatrice Hicks (co-founder and first president of the Society of Women Engineers), graduates from Stevens with a M.S. degree.
  • 1971

    First Women Students Admitted to Stevens Stevens admits the first 19 women undergraduates and officially incorporates coeducation at Stevens.
  • 1974

    Linda Vollkommer-Lynch Hon. M.Eng. ’04 Becomes the First Woman to Coach Athletics at Stevens
  • Womens fencing team photo


    Fencing Becomes the First Women’s Varsity Sport at Stevens Led by coach Linda Vollkommer-Lynch, fencing became the first women's varsity sport at Stevens. Linda continues to coach women's fencing today.
  • Lenore Schupak receiving her diploma at commencement


    Lenore Schupak Becomes First Woman to Receive Undergraduate Degree Lenore Schupak became the first woman to earn an undergraduate degree from Stevens. Lenore was among the first 18 women admitted to the university in 1971 and completed her studies in just three years.
  • 1975

    Malena Higuera '75 Becomes First Latin-American Woman to Graduate A Hoboken High School graduate, Malena Higuera '75 was the university’s first Latin-American woman to graduate from Stevens.