|ME Today at Stevens |
Today the mission of the Mechanical Engineering department is to produce graduates with a broad-based foundation in fundamental engineering principles and liberal arts together with the depth of disciplinary knowledge needed to succeed in a career in mechanical engineering or a related field, including a wide variety of advanced technological and management careers.
The Stevens family were pioneer engineers, inventors and entrepreneurs whose achievements molded American society and mechanical engineering. Stevens Institute of Technology was founded in 1870 by a bequest in the will of Edwin A. Stevens, son of Colonel John Stevens III. The original trustees determined that Stevens should have a single, rigorous engineering curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree they designated "Mechanical Engineer." The undergraduate program encompassed most of the then-existing and emerging engineering disciplines and was firmly grounded in scientific principles. More information regarding the history of the Institute can be found here!
Stevens first president, Henry Morton, was the founding president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and held the group's first meeting on campus in 1880.