Stevens Institute of Technology is a private, coeducational research university located in Hoboken, New Jersey, United States. The university also has a location in Washington, D. C. Incorporated in 1870, it is one of the oldest technological universities in the United States, the campus encompasses Castle Point, the highest point in Hoboken, and several other buildings around the city. The university is home to three national Centers of Excellence as designated by the U. S. Department of Defense and U. S. Department of Homeland Security. Two members of the Stevens community, as alumni or faculty, have awarded the Nobel Prize, Frederick Reines, in Physics. Dr. Nariman Farvardin is the president of Stevens. He took office on July 1,2011, Stevens Institute of Technology is named after a family of accomplished inventors and engineers who also oversaw the development of Hoboken from an old farm into a thriving city. This innovation would be employed by ferries to Manhattan which still run from Hobokens piers, along with his brother Edwin A. Stevens, Robert created Americas first commercial railroad presently operating as a large portion of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. John Cox Stevens, John Stevens eldest son, was the first commodore of the New York Yacht Club, the NY Yacht Club would defend its title until the 1983 race. In his will, he left a bequest for the establishment of an institution of learning, providing his trustees with land, edwin’s will was executed by surviving wife Martha Stevens who would also serve as a lifetime Trustee of the Institute. Stevens Fund for Municipal Research, manual training schools for boys and young girls in Hoboken, the Hoboken Public Library and Manual Training School. Stevens Institute of Technology opened in 1870 and initially was dedicated to mechanical engineering, the original course of study was a single, rigorous curriculum based upon the European Polytechnic model of engineering science, rather than the shop schools that were common at that time. Mechanical Engineer was the degree offered, in addition to a Ph. D. in mechanical engineering, chemistry. Stevens granted several Ph. D. s between 1870 and 1900, making it one of the earliest Ph. D. granting institutions in the United States, the broad-based interdisciplinary philosophy was put into practice by the founders from the first graduating class. Despite the title of the degree and concentration in mechanical engineering, the curriculum included courses in all engineering disciplines of the time, mechanical, civil, chemical, and electrical. In 1880, Robert H. Thurston, professor of engineering, was nominated the first president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The campus began on the edge of the estate at Castle Point in Hoboken. It occupied a building now designated the Edwin A. Stevens Building
The Stevens Institute of Technology campus, facing the Hudson River and Manhattan's skyscrapers
Stevens Institute of Technology's Women's Volleyball team in action during the fall 2011 season.
The New York skyline, as seen from Castle Point on the Stevens Institute of Technology campus
Inside the Babbio Center at Stevens Institute of Technology