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Table of Contents Introduction to Stevens.............1
Majors Art and Technology Bioanalytical Chemistry Bioinformatics Biomedical Engineering Business and Technology Chemical Biology Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Chemistry Computational Science Computer Engineering Computer Science Cybersecurity Electrical Engineering Engineering Management Engineering Physics
Location.....................................2 Lifestyle.....................................3 Living on Campus......................4 A Close-Knit Community............5 Engineering................................6 Senior Design............................8 Undergraduate Research...........9 Sciences..................................10 Cooperative Education.............12
Environmental Engineering History
Information Systems Literature and Communications
Mathematical Sciences Mechanical Engineering
Reaching for More...................17
Music and Technology Naval Engineering
Arts & Letters...........................18
Education Without Borders......20
Quantitative Finance Science and Law
Business & Technology............22
Success and Outcomes............24 Facts and Figures....................26 Applying to Stevens.................27 Application Timelines..............28 Visit Stevens............................29
What do tomorrow’s leaders look like?
They are entrepreneurs, innovators, and risk-takers. They work in teams, across disciplines, and in every corner of the globe. They are teachers, doctors, and musicians. They are successful CEOs, genre-bending artists, and Nobel Prizewinning scientists.
What do tomorrow’s leaders look like? Look in the mirror. That you have this Viewbook in your hands means you are excited by the unlimited possibilities of science and technology. You are ready to test their perceived limits and push their boundaries to places once thought impossible.
• A Stevens Institute of Technology education is immersive. Our student-tofaculty ratio of 7:1 and our reputation for academic excellence means you’ll be immersed in a dynamic curriculum, led by renowned faculty and recognized by leading employers and graduate school programs. • Getting involved with your choice of more than 150 student clubs and organizations, including 26 Division III sports teams, means you’ll be an integral part of a thriving community based on teamwork and trust. Your leadership experience will be an invaluable asset throughout your career and life.
• Ninety percent of Stevens underTo make your dreams a reality, a traditional education isn’t enough. graduate students participate in our Since 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology has nurtured innovation — from early breakthroughs in sea and rail transportation to current discoveries that can reconstruct intricate bone tissue wth the potential to form hierarchical cortical bone; or develop green alternatives that mitigate the environmental effects of tungsten-based munitions — by promoting transformational leadership.
It’s an environment we call Technogenesis®, where students, faculty, and industry are collaborating to bring important research to the marketplace.
experiential learning programs — cooperative education, internships, and/ or undergraduate research. The result: After graduation, you will hit the ground running, entering the workforce or graduate school with real-life experience under your belt. Together, these elements will embolden you to approach problems creatively and collaboratively. If you are ready for that challenge, turn the page and begin your journey.
Welcome to Stevens Institute of Technology.
At Stevens, you will encounter a balanced academic culture designed to help you carry on that tradition. It sets us apart, and here is why: Stevens Institute of Technology | 1
Where You Want to Be
Location Stevens is located in an ideal spot in one of the country’s hottest small towns — Hoboken, NJ, ranked the #12 college town in the nation by The Princeton Review — across the river from one of the most exciting cities in the world. Our location plays a big part in your lifestyle here. Pick up a game of football on the lawn, browse quaint shops and fashionable boutiques on Washington Street, or explore New York City. Our campus, situated high on the banks of the Hudson River overlooking Manhattan, gives you complete access to some of the most exciting and innovative people, places, and ideas in the world. Just a 10-minute train ride and you will be in the vibrant cultural and professional epicenter of New York City.
It’s All About Access... • To the headquarters of some of the most leading-edge companies, large and small, doing business today; • To professional sporting events that give new meaning to the word “competition”; • To some of the finest and most innovative art you’ll ever see; • To a world of restaurants, ethnic festivals, and ideas that will broaden your world view.
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And yet, you will live on a park-like campus in the small-yet-bustling, acclaimed city of Hoboken, where quiet reflection is just as obtainable.
A Life-Changing Experience It’s what you expect when you go to college. Hoboken’s Victorian brownstones, cafés, shops, and parks make it a beautifully quaint yet cosmopolitan town with locally-run businesses, international cuisines, and plenty of opportunities to engage in culture and the arts. And if you want to explore, New York City’s resources are at your disposal. Stevens students thrive in this environment because they are independent thinkers who are also communityoriented, eager to take advantage of this cosmopolitan area.
The Stevens locale is a unique setting for opening your eyes and your mind. While all of those opportunities exist, you can still be perfectly happy playing Frisbee on our lawn, throwing a strike in our on-campus bowling alley, tinkering on the Formula SAE car, or shooting pool in Jacobus Lounge (with an unbeatable skyline view).
The Choice Is Yours “You’d be hard pressed to not find at least one organization you want to be involved with!” This sentiment is shared amongst many on our campus. Of course, many schools offer rich rosters of student organizations. What makes Stevens unique? The energy with which our students pursue absolutely everything.
The Stevens Lifestyle
• Kim, a chemical engineering major who did research in the Highly Filled Materials Institute through the Stevens Scholars Program, exercised her musical talents in the Jazz Band and Castle Point Sextet, wrote for The Stute student newspaper, was a member of engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi, and is now pursuing her PhD at Princeton (studying carbon nanotubes).
• Simbi, a civil engineering transfer student from Kansas (who originally hails from Zimbabwe), is an active participant in Engineers Without Borders, the Black Student Union, and the Stevens Christian Fellowhip.
• Allie is majoring in Music & Technology, and has an internship at New York rock station Q104.3 When she’s not on the radio, she can be found on the women’s varsity fencing and field hockey teams. She also is an active participant in Greek life on campus.
Student Organizations on Campus
• James, a beekeeper who has his own honey business, is an engineering management major who is active in the Stevens Investment Club, the Philosophy Club, and works on the Formula SAE car for the ASME competition.
• Caroline, an Art & Technology/ Computer Science double major, writes for The Stute, is involved in producing the annual Stevens Anime Convention, and lends her technical production talents to DeBaun Theater performances.
Plus 26 varsity sports, intramurals, club sports, alternative spring break, study abroad, and more!
The list could go on and on. But you get the point: getting involved at Stevens is easy. It’s fun. And it will open your eyes to the opportunities you never knew were there for the taking.
Your passion not represented? Bring it to us and start up a new club—we average five new student-driven clubs per year!
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Living on Campus
At Home Here You will feel at home here in a welcoming environment, with a range of living and dining options. Your home away from home at Stevens may come in many forms — singles, doubles, quads, on campus, or for upperclassmen, just a few blocks off campus in town. Ninety percent of Stevens students live on campus. And you are guaranteed housing for four years at Stevens — four years of friends, late nights, studying, laughter, memories and experiences that you’ll carry with you throughout the rest of your life.
Living On Campus Caitlin and her friends enjoying a snowfall in winter 2010. “Moving to campus in the fall of 2009 was the start of a whole new beginning for me. Aside from the obvious knowledge expected to be gained from school, I also have a place to call home and many new friendships that will last for life. Many opportunities, such as the externship program and the career fair, have helped me begin furthering my career by securing an internship for this past summer. Living on campus at Stevens has opened so many new doors and has left me with the problem every day of not what to do, but what to do first. I am just in the beginning of my journey at Stevens Institute of Technology, and I know there are many more unforgettable memories to come.” – Caitlin Early, Class of 2013, Electrical Engineering 4 | Stevens Institute of Technology
A Close-Knit Community
Having It All “Not many people have the opportunity to have everything they want in college and experience things they never even dreamed about. I have had the opportunity to not only work towards my degree in Civil Engineering while being a member of the Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams, but I
“I found a home away from home living in a sorority house on campus, surrounded by so many other talented women.”
have also branched out to other things ranging from playing an active role in a sorority to giving campus tours. At Stevens I found a home away from home living in a sorority house on campus, surrounded by so many other talented women. The real gem of Stevens, however, isn’t just the amazing view of New York City or the town of Hoboken itself — it’s really the sense of community you feel as soon as you step foot on campus. From day one I felt welcomed. Professors Billah, Brunell, and Hassiotis befriended me before I was even a member of any of their classes. Few student-athletes can say, “See those girls cheering on the sideline? They’re all my sisters.”
Even fewer can say, “See that person cheering next to them? That’s my professor!” – Kara Borzillo, Class of 2010, Civil Engineering. Kara has accepted a position as a Civil Engineer with HNTB.
Engineering an Interest in Science: The Brothers of Theta Xi Give Back Part of the ideal of community at Stevens includes giving back. A very actively philanthropic student body means that opportunities abound to take part in contributing to the community. One example: last winter the brothers of Theta Xi fraternity participated in Liberty Science Center’s Engineers Week, teaching children about different kinds of engineering. “We got to teach kids about all sorts of basic engineering concepts, and got great reactions from them. It was great to be able to show them that practical applications of the harder classes are always the most interesting,” said Alex Divinsky, Class of 2011. Participating children learned about structural integrity using marshmallows and toothpicks, buoyancy using pennies and foil, and architecture using Legos. The Theta Xi brothers totaled more than 100 hours of time donated. “I’m really proud of my fraternity brothers for participating in this event,” says Divinsky, who is pursuing a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in systems engineering. “I really believe that a little bit of kindness can go a long way, and that’s something I saw first-hand at Liberty Science Center.”
The Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum that offers exhibitions, an IMAX thater, and hands-on programming for science enthusiasts of all ages. Its proximity to Stevens makes it a popular destination for students.
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Engineering the Future
Green Engineering The design, implementation, and use of products, processes, and systems impact all facets of our lives. Sustainable or “green” engineering is the application of the principles by which engineers can have a positive environmental impact on sustainability. While elements of sustainable engineering permeate the broad-based Stevens undergraduate engineering programs, the Green Engineering minor helps students explore sustainable approaches to engineering in greater depth. The six-course minor is open to undergraduates from all engineering majors, and starts with a twocourse technical core: sustainable engineering and sustainable energy. These courses are followed by two technical electives which can provide a focus area. Two additional courses allow students to explore ethical, social, economic, and political contextual issues associated with sustainability.
For more information about sustainability at Stevens, visit www.stevens.edu/green.
What does it mean to be an engineer? The possibilities are endless. That is why the Stevens engineering curriculum is designed to prepare students for successful careers across a broad spectrum of engineering-related disciplines. To thrive in today’s environment, engineers must be well-rounded professionals with experience solving tough problems — they need a strong foundation in mathematics and science, but also a proven track record of leadership, entrepreneurship, and creative design.
Why choose to study engineering at Stevens? • Our commitment to a dynamic core curriculum provides you with a solid and broad-based foundation in the sciences and engineering sciences, together with an eight-semester sequence of humanities courses. • Our innovative and challenging Engineering Design Spine is an eight-course sequence of hands-on design courses that begins in your freshman year, and is closely linked to your engineering and science classes. It culminates in real-life design solutions. • Opportunities for professional practice — Stevens’ cooperative education, undergraduate research, and internship programs — take you out
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of the classroom and into the career of your dreams. We take pride in our tradition of excellence, spanning 140 years of training leaders in engineering innovation.
The B.E. Degree The Bachelor of Engineering degree is founded on the strength of our extensive core curriculum in exposing you to a breadth of engineering topics while allowing for concentration in an engineering area. This gives you the opportunity to receive depth in your chosen field as well as a comprehensive engineering education that will help you understand all engineering disciplines. Compare a Stevens B.E. degree to a typical B.S. in engineering degree: Stevens B.E. Degree Design Courses Comprehensive Engineering Courses
Engineering B.S. from another University
Discipline Specific Courses
Discipline Specific Courses
Elective and General Education Courses
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Bachelor of Engineering Majors Average Accepted Salaries
Stevens Class of 2010
*National average data reprinted with permission from the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Spring 2010 Salary Survey.
Design instruments, devices, and software to enhance health care with a knowledge of biology, chemistry, and engineering principles.
Create, design, operate, and improve chemical processes that are vital to our society. Chemical engineers also manage safety and environmental issues in the production, use, and disposal of chemical products.
Plan, design, and supervise the construction of transportation systems, waterways, and other structures and foundations that surround us.
Study the design, development, and applications of computers for the solution of modern engineering problems, from software development and the design of digital systems to data structures and computer graphics.
Tackle growing challenges in our society, including the treatment of industrial and hazardous wastes, and creating solutions for pollutants in the environment.
Study energy conversion, design and manufacturing, solid mechanics, automatic controls, fluid mechanics, machine design, heat transfer, turbomachinery, combustions, robotics, and noise control.
Create emerging technologies in telecommunications, digital systems and computer design, fiber optics, or solidstate devices.
Develop the human, financial, and systems integration skills to make project teams more productive, improve product and process quality, and promote high technology for complex systems.
Design, build, operate, and maintain ships and other waterborne vehicles and ocean structures. Explore ship and hull design, propulsion systems, and the effects of ocean properties on ship transport.
Miniature Harvesting Technologies Dr. Young Shi, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens, has been focusing his research on miniature energy harvesting technologies that could potentially power wireless electronics, portable devices, stretchable electronics, and implantable biosensors. The concept involves piezoelectric nanowire- and nanofiber-based generators that would power such devices through a conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy. This amazing breakthrough in piezoelectric nanofiber research has incredible potential to enable new technology development across a multitude of science and engineering industries and related research. “One of the major limitations of current active implantable biomedical devices is that they are battery powered and have to be recharged or replaced periodically,” says Dr. Arthur Ritter, director of the biomedical engineering program. “Dr. Shi’s technology will allow implantable devices to recover some of the mechanical energy in flowing blood or peristaltic fluid movement in the GI tract to power smart, implantable biomedical devices. The fact that his technology is based on nano-structures makes possible power supplies for nano-robots that can exist in the blood stream for extended periods of time and transmit diagnostic data, take samples for biopsy and/or send images wirelessly to external databases for analysis.” Dr. Shi’s groundbreaking work is part of a rich Institute-wide research community that investigates Nanotechnology and Multiscale Systems in a collaborative entrepreneurial environment. Stevens Institute of Technology | 7
Theory in Practice Take what you’ve learned in the classroom and apply it to a major de-
Senior Design 2010 ›› Rescue Me Phone: A downloadable App Store application available to anyone who owns an iPhone or an iPod Touch, allowing rescue workers to locate and identify victims buried in rubble after a natural or man-made disaster with a significantly increased degree of accuracy than is currently possible. ›› Disney ImagiNations Competition: Contest entry for design of Australia exhibit for the world showcase at Epcot Theme Park. ›› Port Security Vessel Identification System: An integrated real-time environment for machine-aided detection and analysis of vessels and their behavior in the Hudson River along the West Side of Manhattan. ›› Tabulate-IT/Sound Focus: A powerful interface for both novice and expert guitarists with features never before seen on modern attachments at a low price point. Provides through computer software a means for guitarists to compose music by charting, in tablature and sheet music format, notes played in real time. ›› Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Prevention: A portable medical device utilizing UVC germicidal light to reduce the incidence of ventilatorassociated pneumonia for patients in the intensive care unit.
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sign project, sponsored and mentored in collaboration with an industry partner. That’s the premise of the capstone senior design project, the nexus where invention, creativity, and entrepreneurship convene. You’ll get the chance to apply your knowledge and gain professional perspective. Plus, your work will meet a practical real-world need. And it’s not limited to research and theory — you may even build virtual prototypes.
Innovation in Action: Award-Winning Design Project Meets a Critical Need A senior design project combining the cross-disciplinary efforts of students majoring in electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering turned into great recognition and a monetary award as Stevens students took home first place and an $8,000 prize at the RIT IEEE Student Design Contest. The international competition included theoretical design, appropriate design simulations, working applications, a poster, and multi-media presentation. Their project, the Digital Triage Assistant (DTA), is a system designed to streamline the triage process in hospital emergency departments, comprising a mobile automated vital sign recorder, a backend database, and administrative software. The integrated, scalable, smart system is capable of patient registration, vital sign monitoring, and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) connectivity. The smart system can be operated by technicians, freeing up nurses to do more specialized tasks while providing a full set of initial vital signs for all patients to support triage assessment and clinical evaluation. The team’s nine students were advised by Stevens professors Vikki Hazelwood and Bruce McNair, as well as clinical advisor Dr. Robin Stutman, a sub-specialist who works in emergency rooms. Primarily intended to benefit hospitals and emergency clinics, this research also has the potential to provide key advancements to existing ambulance technology, military or disaster situations, and even to athletic events such as marathons, where volunteer medical tents are subject to extremely high volumes. The award is another acknowledgement in a long line of distinctions for the team, who also were finalists in the Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology’s prize competition. Applying technology to yield solutions that improve the way we live is the cornerstone of a Stevens education. By collaborating across disciplines to identify a solution that met a critical societal need, the team’s efforts embodied the Stevens hallmarks of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Undergraduate Research Real-Life Solutions Last year, Stevens faculty received $29 million in sponsored research funding. What does that mean for undergraduate students? • Because of our dedication to hands-on, faculty-sponsored undergraduate research, you’ll have the opportunity to impact society with your innovative ideas and hard work. • More faculty funding means more great projects for you to be involved in. • During a Stevens research experience you’ll work side-by-side with renowned faculty on applied research projects often reserved for graduate students at other top engineering and science universities. • Tangible outcomes: Within the last five years, 40 undergraduate students have submitted disclosures to the Stevens patent committee. Last year, two start-up companies were incubated through our innovative Technogenesis initiative.
“Stevens undergraduates are well-equipped to immediately contribute to our research projects. That is precisely what we are aiming for! This is a large part of what we mean when we talk about the Technogenesis learning environment. All of our faculty are teachers and researchers. They choose to work in a university rather than a research-only environment such as a national lab or an industry lab precisely because they want to work with students. As for me, I will never, ever lose my enthusiasm for teaching. The interaction with students is always interesting and always energizing. And the pride of seeing your students excel in their field remains always, long after that last research paper has been published!” – Dr. Michael S. Bruno, Dean of the Charles V. Schaefer School of Engineering and Science
A Home in Research “Participating in the Technogenesis Summer Scholars Program in 2009 was an extremely rewarding experience. I never would have thought that by the time I graduated from Stevens I would have conducted research on a patented project in biomedical engineering. My experience ranged from writing the initial proposals to gain acceptance into the program, to working in the lab, to finally presenting the summer work in front of faculty and staff. Even now I can’t believe it all happened! Over the course of the summer, I had two primary goals: further the development of a patented senior design project on breast cancer imaging
using impedance, and gather the resources to help market an intervertebral spinal chamber. The time spent in the lab really gave me insight on what it means to conduct research in a professional setting.
threshold, spinal height post-scolios surgery, and more. And, even beyond that, I was able to help teach high school students participating in the ECOES program about what biomedical engineers do.”
Additionally, I was also exposed to a myriad of other biomedical projects related to the aerobic/anaerobic
– Lauren Griggs, Class of 2011, Biomedical Engineering
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“The mindset at Stevens is geared toward building things, focusing on how to make our research applicable. We are always asked the question, ‘How can I make this useful?’ rather than exploring a topic for its own sake. When I was interviewing for Ph.D. programs, people were most interested in my research experience. I came into the program at Yale with a significant amount of hands-on research experience, which certainly helped prepare me to succeed here.” – Brian Dunican, Class of 2009, BS in Chemical Biology, MS in Chemistry. Brian is pursuing a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University.
Research Across the Disciplines “After working with summer programs such as ECOES and STEP during my first two summers at Stevens, and by being very involved in my campus, I have been able to meet several professors and become familiar with their research projects. The greatest opportunity Stevens has offered me thus far has been the experience I’ve gotten working with profes-
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An Innovative Approach to Applied Discovery A 21st century career in the sciences is a unique blend of disciplines, from traditional hard science and theory to the latest research technology and the demands of the global marketplace. Being part of an engineering-minded school has had clear benefits to the science programs at Stevens, where a more purposeful pursuit of science is underway. “Our engineering counterparts push us to seek ways to apply our scientific discoveries to solve real-world challenges,” explains Phillip Leopold, director of the Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Biomedical Engineering Department. Science majors can take advantage of the culture here in many ways: • A culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the science disciplines encourages you to pursue hands-on research from your very first semester. • Because of the entrepreneurial spirit that fuels our campus, you will work alongside scientists engaging in research in an environment that will help to commercialize your innovations and apply them where they are most needed. • You will learn from faculty who use the most technologically advanced equipment available, like the mass spectrometer, to better understand the interconnectedness of science and life. Wherever your career in science takes you — from the lab to the corner office — a Stevens education will provide a solid foundation and help you develop the tools necessary for innovation. At Stevens you will focus on conducting useful research that has clear applications — something most traditional science programs don’t offer. sors. Last summer I meet Professor Frank Fisher, a mechanical engineering professor who’s in charge of the Nanotechnology graduate program at Stevens. He offered me a research position for this summer, and I have to say that working with him has been very rewarding and shown me what research entails. Nanotechnology at Stevens is really an interdisciplinary effort, spanning physics, mechanical engineering, and other disciplines. Because my research is in a field that crosses
out of my major, I have been able to experience how different majors can contribute to the progress of a single research project. The research I’m doing is based on energy harvesting – a very popular topic in today’s more eco-conscious climate. Research has been very motivational to my studies because I have seen how my undergraduate classes are actually applied in devices that eventually become commercial.” – Juan C. Coronel, Class of 2011, Engineering Physics
Science Majors (B.S.)
Analyze compounds on a molecular level using microtechniques for separating and characterizing biomolecules.
Use mathematics and computer science to solve problems in molecular biology and generate significant scientific advances.
Prepare for a career in medicine and satisfy requirements for admission to medical and dental schools. Study anatomy, physiology, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, organic and physical chemistry, and instrumental analysis.
Building on the major areas of chemistry and biochemistry, Stevens also excels in polymer and structural chemistry, natural products and medicinal chemistry, and instrumental analysis.
Apply sophisticated computational techniques to build models and solve problems related to science and engineering.
Use physics to develop new engineering principles and methods, applying scientific theory to the practical problems of engineering.
Math has profound and unexpected applications, such as classical number theory applied to cryptography, abstract algebra applied to DNA sequences, and functional analysis applied to medical imaging.
Explore how the traditional laws of physics are applied to advancing information technology, telecommunications, microelectronics, and medical technology.
Science and Law
For those interested in intellectual property and patent law, this science and liberal arts combination includes courses in innovation and ethics.
“Working with the professors [has] been interesting and fun. You are dealing with knowledgeable, professional people who are extremely driven in their field. When you listen to a professor in front of class, you don’t think of them as being in a lab somewhere, trying to make a difference by discovering something that betters a field or could even help people. It also teaches you more about the world of academia and research. You start to see them as really being a lot like entrepreneurs — they’re all trying to produce something new and interesting, something that will help them fund further research. Also, in my experience, they have always been very willing to help each other out, and it’s good to see that such people are willing to sacrifice their time to help their colleagues. It shows that science can’t really move forward without collaboration.” — Mitchell Izower, Class of 2010, Chemical Biology. Mitchell is now attending Tufts Medical School.
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Cooperative Education Sample Co-op Schedule
Co-op Pays Off ›› 38% of graduating co-op students from the class of 2010 secured full-time employment with a co-op company, and 21% landed jobs with companies at which they had held a co-op assignment. ›› Co-op students graduate with a competitive edge in the job market, having gained a higher level of confidence through development of workplace skills. ›› Test your career goals in different companies and positions, while building an impressive résumé and honing interview skills.
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A Different Kind of Education In today’s competitive job market, a degree alone isn’t enough. Top employers expect graduates to have professional experience — a proven ability to think strategically and work in a team environment. Meeting these challenges, Stevens’ Cooperative Education Program (co-op) stands apart: • As a Stevens co-op student, you’ll work with industry leaders in your field in five increasingly sophisticated work assignments, building an impressive résumé and earning money to help pay your tuition and expenses.
›› Earn an average hourly wage of $16.68.
Cooperative Education Placement by Student Major
• Our five-year option begins after your freshman year. You will alternate semesters in class with full-time work experience. • Forty percent of Stevens undergraduates participate in co-op assignments at more than 100 companies. • In recent years, Stevens students have been honored with the national Cooperative Education Student of the Year (2006 and 2008) and NJ Cooperative Education Student of the Year awards (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008).
Employers Say: “I approached one of our vice presidents last year about using Heather [Nathanson, Class of 2010] on a complex project that normally would be completed by an engineer with a few years under their belt. Based on his experience working with Heather and feedback about her work, his response was, ‘I thought Heather was a full-time employee.’ At that time, Heather was completing her junior year and showed the engineering skills and maturity of someone with many more years of expereince.” – Cooperative Education Supervisor from Hazen and Sawyer, Environmental Engineers and Scientists. Heather Nathanson accepted a full-time position with Hazen and Sawyer and is pursuing a Master’s degree at Stevens.
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Living the Professional Life
Professional Engineer: An Insider’s View “My co-op work experience has not only developed my technical abilities, it has also helped me develop a sense of professional engineering — not something you learn in school or on tests. Nothing compares to a stretch of time surrounded by actual engineers. Real professionalism is nothing like what you learn for interviews. My desk at work is full of books for engineering equipment and I have conver-
Disney World Co-op Erik Solan’s dream of working for Disney Imagineering is one of the reasons he came to Stevens, where he is majoring in Civil Engineering and minoring in Art & Technology and is set to graduate in 2011. “My goal is to be in structural design,” he says, “which is a great way to combine my passion for art and my passion for building.
sations about the heat of vaporization of water. But there are still managers to meet, budgets to work within, and meetings to discuss projects that are much larger and more important than you are. It’s work, and all good work is a challenge. It’s hard to learn all of this. There’s a very steep learning curve. But I’d rather learn this now when I am still a student and used to having veteran engineers patiently take me through equations than after college when I am trying to start a career.
“Through the Cooperative Education Program at Stevens, I worked as a Walt Disney World monorail pilot in the spring of 2008 as part of the Disney College Program. I learned the ins and outs of the monorail transportation system and how the trains work.That job allowed me to network and meet a lot of people. Aside from meeting some of the best friends I ever had, I met several Walt Disney World engineers and Disney Imagineers. I interviewed and was hired as an intern for Walt Disney World’s in-house structural engineering department. I worked as a structural engineer for the summer of 2009 and as a civil engineer in the fall of 09. I worked on projects for all of the parks and resort hotels at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida as well as some projects for the Disneyland parks in California and Hong Kong. I also worked on some small projects
I’m used to being a student right now and I’m glad I have the opportunity to transition from engineering student to professional.” – Regina Pynn, Class of 2011, Mechanical Engineering
Regina trying on gear at her co-op assignment at aerospace giant Hamilton Sundstrand.
that will be implemented on the two new Disney Cruise Line ships, the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy. My work ranged from holiday trees and structural replacements to structural analyses, drainage design, and land grading. I returned in the summer of 2010 to the same role in structural engineering, continuing to do many of those same things. These co-ops have been journeys of discovery for me. I have learned how to live totally on my own and how to support myself, I have built professional and personal relationships with some of the most incredible people I have ever met and I have learned how to network myself. I really feel accomplished in having worked my way up from monorail pilot to engineer. I hope to return to Disney after I graduate.”
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Computer Science: The Hot Zone
Google Grant for Computer Vision Stevens Computer Science professor Philippos Mordohai recently received a Google Research Award that will help fund novel computer vision techniques for scene understanding in largescale urban environments. “Data will be collected by a sensor suite acquired with funding provided by the National Science Foundation,” says Mordohai. “It includes state-of-the-art navigation equipment, an omnidirectional LIDAR sensor, an omnidirectional video camera and other narrow field of view cameras.” The approach takes advantage of the multiple observations captured from each object as a vehicle carrying the sensors traverses the scene. The distinguishing factor here? The processing is driven by 3D information, which makes segmentation easier. “Novel invariant descriptors that capture both geometry and appearance will be used for object recognition that exploits contextual cues, such as roads, buildings and object co-occurrence probabilities. We will recognize significantly more object and surface categories than current approaches allow for, emphasizing functionally significant categories, such as entrances and dynamic objects,” Mordohai explains.
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Shape the Future Computer science is a fast-growing, high-paying field. Students in these disciplines play a vital role in shaping society, as computer technology is needed in virtually all industries, such as systems design in implementation in defense, pharmaceutical, and video game industries; the application of algorithmic techniques to yield advances in the biomedical field; the development of organizational technology infrastructure in telecommunications and on Wall Street. Studying in the computer science field at Stevens, you will understand the underlying scientific uses and algorithmic principles for the design of complex systems that are reliable, secure, fast, affordable, and easy to use. You will: • Design and build complex systems • Learn business requirements through teamwork and programming challenges • Develop the necessary skills for solving abstract problems Regardless of which CS major you pursue, you will have the flexibility to choose a concentration or an application area (listed on the following page). This option presents a great opportunity to develop specific areas of study and interest. Your work within a concentration or application area may count towards earning you a Graduate Certificate. Concentration areas are possible technical, software development, and free elective choices. These choices are for students who want a more in-depth look at one segment of Computer Science. Application areas are like concentration areas, but with the elective courses chosen from outside computer science. Application areas allow you to explore the application of computer technology to certain selected fields.
The Senior Project
Stevens offers three distinct majors within the Department of Computer Science: Computer Science, Information Systems, and CyberSecurity. All three give you the benefit of an in-depth senior project. In the senior project, students work in teams and acquire a real client, often in local industry. The teams carry out a systems development project, from initial requirements to the finished system. As industries evolve, computer science practitioners are increasingly expected to build reliable systems for mission- and life-critical applications. Stevens graduates distinguish themselves through master of scientific and mathematical foundations, expert knowledge of software tools and methods, and experience in collaborative work on large-scale projects.
Computer Science Majors
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Majors Computer Science
Write multi-threaded programs, create protocols to ensure secure communications among machines, and study programming logic.
Gain expertise securing transactions on computing and intelligent networking infrastructures, preventing IT vulnerabilities.
Gain the skills needed to excel in positions that require information technology and business skills, by understanding the fundamentals of business, networks, IT strategy, and computer science.
• Advanced Internet Technology • Computer Graphics • Cybersecurity • Design of Games • Distributed Systems • Service Oriented Architecture • Theoretical Computer Science
• Computational Chemistry & Biology • Computer Engineering and Embedded Systems • Financial Systems • Mathematics • Software Engineering • Wireless Networks
Destination: YouTube Mark Sullivan, ’98, entered Stevens in 1993 to earn a Computer Science degree. His life’s journey has taken him to YouTube, a dream job for many in the computer science field. In his day-to-day activities, Mark encounters problems that test his creativity, programming skills, and problem solving ability. “Let yourself be fascinated,” Mark says. “I’m still amazed at the tall stack of technologies necessary to make a computer work… I am a software engineer; software design is best viewed as an art. In both engineering and the arts, elegance is prized.” – Mark Sullivan, Class of 1998, Computer Science
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Internships: Experience Counts
A Naval Engineering Internship Goes Global Varsity golfer John Kutcher, Class of 2011, who is studying Naval Engineering, secured an amazing opportunity between his junior and senior years to intern at an international company located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His employer, Goltens, is a leading provider of specialized repair, maintenance, and reconditioning services and trading of engineering components for worldwide shipping, offshore marine installations, industrial plants and power stations.
The Competitive Advantage Most schools offer internship support for their students. Stevens takes it a step further. The Office of Career Development, recently ranked 14th in the nation by The Princeton Review, is dedicated to empowering you to succeed in obtaining employment appropriate to your career objectives and personal goals through career exploration programs, experiential education opportunities, and personal interaction with corporate representatives. The summer after your freshman year, you will have the opportunity to take on a challenging paid internship. Thanks to our partnerships with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, you’ll start building a network of colleagues and mentors early in your academic career. This full-time work experience lets you take what you’ve learned in the classroom onto the job site, where you will gain experience and build an impressive résumé.
“I’ve been to the Burj Al Arab (the world’s only 7-star hotel), Palm Jumeria, Dubai – a mall that is pretty much a city in itself. The only thing I haven’t seen yet but plan to do before I leave is the Burj Kalifa, the world’s tallest building – almost 3 times the size of the Empire State Building!”
“Each week I am assigned to a different department within the company,” he explains. “I started off with the supply chain, worked my way through sales and marketing, then to Diesel engines, remetaling of bearings, chroming, reconditioning, welding and in-situational machining.” Among other tasks, John performed engine diagnostics and troubleshooting on a mega yacht named the Bart Roberts, which is owned by one of the Sheikhs of Dubai. He also had the opportunity to participate in the process of flange facing on a UAE Navy vessel in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi. The breadth of job experiences isn’t the only exciting aspect for John, who is enjoying the international
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experience he is having, despite the heat. “During the day it is 110-125 degrees Fahrenheit, and when working in the engine rooms on the ships it’s 140-170, so you can only work for 30 minute intervals before coming up to cool off and drink water.”
While in Dubai, John isn’t letting his golf game slip. “The courses here are amazing. I played Al Badia, and after each hole a woman provided a cold towel and some diced fruit to combat the heat. One thing I learned – playing golf in a slight sand storm doesn’t go well!” John also plans to play Dubai Creek Golf Course as well as the Emirates course before he departs the country. “It’s been really amazing,” John says — “a true eye-opening experience both culturally and educationally.”
Reaching for More Stevens Scholars Program
Five-Year Masters/ Bachelors Program
Talented undergraduate students are engaged at a higher level to apply their engineering and scientific training to design and research in this invitation-only program that offers special challenges and opportunities to the academic elite.
The Technogenesis summer research program allows undergraduates to engage in research, design, or business projects for 10 weeks over the summer.
Earning both a bachlor’s and master’s degree in just five years is increasingly attractive to students, whether their ultimate destination is the workplace or doctoral programs.
• Qualified students are guided by the expertise of a faculty advisor, allowing for a significant mentor relationship to be built • Work on research, design, or development of a device or system that is original or of patent quality during the academic year and a minimum of two summers • Share your work at professional seminars and student meetings of engineering or scientific societies • Take advantage of options such as an accelerated program of study, combined degrees, honors seminars, and access to special lectures • Summer research opportunities include a stipend and housing
• Students identify a suitable project, identify a faculty member to work closely with, and submit a proposal to the committee • Faculty review proposals and select students to work with and mentor during the duration of the research project • This past summer, 40 Technogenesis Summer Scholars were awarded the opportunity to engage in exciting research endeavors on campus • Participants take part in a poster session presenting their work to the University community • Some Technogenesis research projects turn into Senior Design projects • Summer program includes a stipend and housing
A fantastic opportunity for high achieving students to pursue a graduate degree concurrent with their undergraduate studies, this program is designed with the ambitious student in mind. In the five-year combined program, students typically attain their Master’s degree in the same field of study as their Bachelor’s, though exceptions may be granted. Students in the honors program who choose the five-year program will be encouraged to complete a thesis to complement their studies. Obtaining two degrees in an accelerated timeframe can mean less overall time spent in school, as well as higher entry point into the workforce upon completion.
In order to combat this, they have designed a hydrogel that coats the implant prior to surgery, in a 3-7 minute process, that prevents the attachment of bacteria, which in turn preHarinder Bawa is a junior undergraduate student majoring vents the formation of biofilm, and promotes patient integrain Chemical Biology, working with Professor Yu on tissue engineering research. As a freshman in the Stevens Scholars tion through cell attachment, proliferation and differentiation inside the hydrogel. Antibiotics can also be incorporated with Program, Harinder became interested in tissue engineerthe hydrogel to provide further protection against infection. ing research and the medical field as a “This system can be applied to various whole. “Research provides a great way procedures such as engineered transHer joint work with Professor Yu inparent patches and coating hospital volves the prevention of biofilm formato incorporate creative ideas equipment and attire,” Harinder adds. tion using biodegradable and biocomand innovation into what I have Since joining Stevens, Harinder’s interpatible hydrogels. “One of the major est in Chemical Biology and specifically problems with current implant surgeries learned in the classroom.” tissue engineering has rapidly grown. such as knee and hip replacements is She now aspires for a future in the meda high risk of infection due to bacteria ical field, and perhaps even a career practicing medicine. “I attaching to the surface of the implant prior to, or during surhave really enjoyed working with Professor Yu. For me, tisgery,” she explains. “Complications resulting from this can sue engineering research provides a great way to incorporate result in the removal of the implant and the need for further creative ideas and innovation into what I have learned in the surgeries.” classroom for the overall improvement of the medical field.”
The Reach of Research
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Arts & Letters: Inspired Collaboration
The Best of Both Worlds
“Contemporary Theory may very well be the most illuminating class I’ve ever taken. It’s really about taking music down to its most basic level. Ironically, it throws out everything we’ve learned in Music Theory I-IV. But the true composer knows when to use the original theory rules to his advantage… For Contemporary Theory I had to compose two pieces — one was a Serialist piece. Serialism is the final frontier for modern music. It’s pretty intense stuff, with a lot of basic math involved in the setup.” —Mike Zavorskas, Class of 2010, Music & Technology. Mike is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Management at Stevens as part of the Class of 2010 Master’s Program.
That’s exactly what the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) at Stevens offers. With such cutting-edge programs like Art & Technology and Music & Technology—as well as traditional majors as Literature, History, Philosophy, Social Sciences—you can explore the life of the mind in the most creative and innovative of ways. You will be surrounded by opportunities to delve into the questions that really matter and examine what it means to be a responsible individual in this everchanging, fast-paced world. Whether you choose to travel with Chaucer’s pilgrims to the shrine of Saint Thomas à Beckett, challenge authority with Galileo, search for indubitable truth with Descartes, unlock the hidden secrets of the unconscious with Freud, devise new artistic concepts with Da Vinci, or perform Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” using only a keyboard, the programs of study offered by CAL equip you with the intellectual and creative foundations necessary for a rich and fulfilling life. Redefining the bounds of creativity at the cutting edge of the art and music worlds, technology has been infused like never before. Whether utilized during the creative process or during presentation and execution, one rarely finds a work that hasn’t relied on technological skill and expertise. CAL recognizes that fact in a unique and compelling way: Our courses not only provide the
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foundations for using these technological skills, but more importantly, the acumen to take it a step further. Our students are encouraged to create new technologies themselves, thereby setting a new standard for what it means to be creative and innovative. Whether your passion is music or philosophy, history or arts—or perhaps a combination of all we have to offer, what makes our programs unique is that you get to do all this while enveloped by the latest advances in science, technology, and innovation. So rather than just contemplate and reflect, you are able to take your conclusions and put them to work. In many ways the rest of Stevens becomes a living laboratory for you to test the theories and ideas that remain at the heart of a liberal arts education. In that respect, you will be able to bridge the theoretical with the practical in a profound and impactful way.
WCC: Helping Student Communication The Writing & Communications Center (WCC) in the College of Arts and Letters empowers students with the written and oral communications skills essential for both university-level academic discourse and for success in the professional world. WCC Specialists provide assistance with and feedback on all communicationsrelated projects, from written documents to oral presentations.
Arts & Letters Majors
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Art and Technology
Take studio art to the next level by blending it with the newest media technologies, theories, and aesthetics. You’ll learn about animation, multimedia production, video production, installation art, programming and visualization, and much more. With New York City’s thriving art scene right across the river, you’ll find a myriad of internship opportunities in a variety of studios, galleries, companies, and organizations.
Literature & Communications
Immerse yourself in the world’s greatest novels, stories and poems while cultivating your skills in communication. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss works by authors ranging from Chaucer to Vonnegut and in genres from poetry to science fiction and beyond. And Stevens provides a privileged vantage point from which to view the study of literature—namely through the lens of science and technology.
Discover history as it relates to the great technological achievements of mankind. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the major social, political, and scientific developments throughout the ages, and understand the significance of advances such as Stonehenge, Roman vaults, and frictionless planes. You’ll unravel the Magna Carta, Federalist Papers, and Maastricht Treaty and learn about the significance of inventions like the computer, cell phone, and iPod.
Music and Technology
When you combine the best in music with the best in technology you go far beyond traditional composition theory and music history. Using traditional and nontraditional media, you’ll have the opportunity to create music for use in movie and video game scores, sound design, sonic art, and synthestration. You can choose from distinct but related tracks of Production, Composition/ Theory, and Design—while you work side-by-side with award-winning musicians and composers from across genres and industries.
The philosophy curriculum at Stevens affords everyone the opportunity to cultivate the life of the mind by questioning and examining the very nature of human existence. Submerse yourself into worlds of aesthetics and ethics; social, political, and legal thought; existentialism and feminism; logic and critical thinking. You’ll not only gain a unique perspective regarding the impact of science and technology on the world, but also be able to then turn around and apply that knowledge to further our obligations toward preservation and conservation, and sustainability.
Humans are social creatures. Studying the social sciences at Stevens allows you to examine the ways in which we relate to one another through political, psychological, legal, judicial, and even religious means. You’ll engage in mind-opening discussions and debates over the merits of urbanization, policy
change, and social reform. Additionally, you’ll give due consideration to the role of class, race, nationality, and gender in all aspects of our lives.
In addition to the disciplines above, the College of Arts and Letters also offers minors in Gender and Cultural Studies, Pre-Law, Theater and Technology, Science and Technology Studies, and Science Writings.
“As a Physics-Philosophy double major, my philosophy classes offer me far more than a break from equations: they give me time to appreciate exactly what it is that a scientist does, puts my anticipated profession in context relative to other careers and their significance in society, reminds me to question all things in our world relentlessly in an unending search for the universal good in humanity. I could not have asked for an education so complete without my experiences in CAL to hold together, and form the quintessential basis for, all I do in physics.” – Joe Natale, Class of 2010, Double Major in Physics and Philosophy
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Education Without Borders
Intersession Abroad Each year, the end of the fall semester signals the beginning of a new adventure: Intersession Abroad, sponsored by the Office of Student Life. This year, the adventure took the form of a 10-day excursion to Paris and Brussels for students and staff. An annual program at Stevens, students are able to experience the culture of Europe at an affordable rate with their friends…and certainly learn a thing or two! Students gain a different perspective through the program. Though some are already world travelers, others have never been abroad and might not have the opportunity to go otherwise. “Not everyone chooses to study abroad for a whole semester,” explains Kristie Damell, Assistant Director of Student Life. “This gives our students an opportunity to explore other cultures and meet differnet kinds of people.” A highlight of this year’s trip was seeing the Eiffel Tower at night, as well as the trip to the Louvre. More exciting European adventures are currently being planned by the Office of Student Life. 20 | Stevens Institute of Technology
Become a Citizen of the World A Stevens education is more than just a curriculum. It’s about being a world citizen, giving back to your community, and building bridges across cultures. You will have a world of opportunities to take your educational experience across the globe through our Study Abroad program, service-oriented organizations like our Engineers Without Borders chapter, or with department-sponsored class trips. Closer to home, our students give back by participating in community service projects or volunteering with organizations, gaining valuable teamwork and leadership skills as they apply their dedication and talent to improving society.
Wherever your passion leads, Stevens has a road map. Where would you like to go next?
Solar Decathlon Project Takes Off “Better Together,” from Stevens Institute of Technology and Parsons The New School for Design, is designed to provide solar-powered Habitat for Humanity housing for residents of the low-income Deanwood neighborhood of Ward 7 in Washington, D.C. Better Together consists of two symbiotic modules that unite to form a functioning solar duplex. Each module is sustainable on its own, but they achieve peak efficiency when joined together. Module One will be assembled in Deanwood, and Module Two will be displayed on the National Mall for Solar Decathlon 2011. After the competition, the two modules will be connected to form a duplex that will comfortably house two families in need. The duplex’s primary power is
generated using hybrid photovoltaic thermal cells, which produce electric energy and collect thermal energy to boost overall efficiency. The work is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, a two-year international university competition to design and build a solar-powered exhibition house. The competition is intended to encourage affordable model housing that employs innovation in energy conservation and related systems. Stevens has joined with Parsons to develop a “whole-life” approach to the competition that addresses all aspects of the house — including furnishings and clothing — and its role in an actual community through a partnership with community organizations, nonprofits and municipal government.
Beyond the Point Study Abroad As part of our strategy for professional and personal development, Stevens believes it is very important for our students to have meaningful international experiences. We encourage students to take part in semester- or year-long exchange programs during their course of study. To that end, we have entered into exchange programs and consortium agreements with many prestigious colleges and universities across the globe, including: University of Dundee in Scotland, Trinity College in Dublin, University College Dublin, University College London (for Naval Engineering students), Bogazici University in Turkey, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the University of Sydney in Australia, Saint Louis University in Madrid, the University of Limerick in Ireland and Queen Mary, University of London. Short-term studies and international experiences are also available. Reecently, students participated in summer programs in Ecuador and Norway. Opportunities also exist for study abroad in Malaysia and China. Students are encouraged to explore other possible opportunities. Stevens students have arranged study abroad terms at Hong Kong University, Assumption University in Thailand, and The American University of Paris, to name a few.
The Land Down Under “I had to let a magic eight-ball decide for me, ‘Should I study abroad in Australia?’ (Shake shake shake.) ‘Yes — definitely.’
Sydney’s Mardi Gras, visited Uluru, petted a kangaroo, hung my feet over cliffs which plunge into the Pacific Ocean, performed on stage with Sydney University’s dramatic society, and sung with the university’s choir. I have lived in Sydney.
Several months later and I’m at“I’ve met so many great But it’s not just tending a worldwhat you do when class university in friends who have become a you’re abroad, it’s the heart of one of part of how I see the world.” the people you the most gorgeous meet. I’ve met so cities in the world. many great friends I’ve visited Melwho have become bourne, watched an opera at the Opera House, gotten a part-time job, attended a part of how I see the world, despite
how little time I’ve known them — and I hope I’ve done the same for them, even if just a little bit. Meeting friends from Britain, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, Poland, and (of course) Australia is the best possible takeaway from my experience abroad, and is what will stay with me the longest. Even more than that, travelling abroad has helped me discover exactly where I am in my life (it’s always hard to tell), and pointed me towards where I want to go. I’m more comfortable with my major, more excited about my hobbies, and certainly more willing to try something crazy (like moving to another country) than ever before. Deciding, if you could call it that, to study abroad changed how I view my life more than I ever thought possible. So, should you study abroad? Yes — definitely.” – Daniel Ready, Class of 2010, Computer Science. Daniel’s experience abroad has furthered his interest in pursuing cross-cultural adventures. He will be particpating in the JET Programme, which aims to promote grass roots internationalization by inviting young overseas graduates to assist in international exchange and foreign language education in local governments, boards of education and elementary, junior and senior high schools throughout Japan. Stevens Institute of Technology | 21
Business & Technology
Majors ›› Business & Technology ›› Quantitative Finance
Minors ›› Economics ›› Entrepreneurship ›› Finance ›› International Business ›› Marketing
Senior Projects 2010 Some of the senior projects from the Class of 2010 included: ›› Develop a customer relationship management (CRM) system for a Philippines-based chrome mining company, including website development and a business feasibility plan ›› Necessary support platforms for allowing a software development company to develop a learning platform for students and teachers that features business simulations ›› Develop and submit an ipod appication to be used for earthquake disasters for locating persons trapped in debris and crumbled buildings. ›› Microfinancing in Guatemala 22 | Stevens Institute of Technology
A Business Degree from a Technology School? In a word: YES. More specifically, think about this: The world’s most famous technology entrepreneurs — Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, the Google guys — didn’t transform computing by playing it safe. Neither should you. A business education at Stevens addresses the most pressing need in industry today: bold, transformational, globally-minded leaders who are equally comfortable in the world of business and the realm of science and technology. The curriculum and faculty you’ll find at Stevens is innovative. In today’s business climate, it has to be. • Like other business schools, you will take courses in all the business core disciplines (e.g., finance, accounting, marketing, international business) and have the opportunity to concentrate in a particular business area. What differentiates this program is that the curriculum also includes a heavy emphasis on cutting-edge technology, and how it can be leveraged in the business arena. • You will learn from faculty members and guest lecturers from industry who have spent many years working as CEOs, marketing executives, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists, and who are eager to share their experiences with you.
• In keeping with Technogenesis, many of our business students partner with engineering and science students to help bring their new technologies to the public. Through internships and collaborative projects, you will learn how to put your progressive thoughts into action.
Quantitative Finance Quantitative Finance is a young field — just 10-15 years old — and until now has been offered exclusively at the Master’s and Ph.D. level. Stevens was one of the first universities to launch this as an undergraduate major for students wishing to apply scientific and engineering methods and techniques to transform financial markets. Applications include: • The use of mathematical models to support more accurate asset pricing, stock selection, asset allocation, and investment portfolio analysis. • Computerized trading replacing the traditional “trading pit.” • The quantification of statistical parameters, such as volatility and correlation of returns, leading to new ways of assessing risk, and designing effective hedging strategies.
Not “Business as Usual”
Finding the Most Optimal Solution Average Starting Salary of Business Graduates
“Just as the ‘intriguing factor’ of a government or political science class is greatly augmented during election years, so it is for a business or finance class during such economic situations as we are currently weathering.
intriguing factor: [noun] propensity for a student to remain fully attentive during hours of scheduled class
As a Business & Technology student, we are required to read and familiarize ourselves with the information presented in the Wall Street Journal, daily. That is step one of immersing ourselves into the world of business. So we’ve been reading about the dire company earnings reports, forced mergers, and newly proposed government action. Step two: analyze the information we read, from all angles, to better understand the complete impact of the issue. Last week, in groups, we focused on the four main viable schemes, all of us striving diligently to defend our own given solution: Capital injection, nationalization, insurance, ‘good bank/ bad bank.’ We presented on insurance. The idea is that government could offer guarantees against losses on assets that would be “ring-fenced” but remain on bank balance sheets, a tactic the government has used to help Citigroup and Bank of America. Everyone presented, highlighting the pros of their own solution and cons of the others…and then we had to await the Professor’s call as to who was able to defend their position most effectively. In the ‘real world,’ the government was proposing a combination of the Insurance and ‘good bank, bad bank’ schemes…how’s that for relevant?” – Neha Govil, Class of 2010, Business & Technology (B.S.) & Global Innovation Management (M.S.). Neha has accepted a position as a Business Services Analyst with JPMorgan Chase.
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Success: Here and Beyond
Where do Stevens Grads Work? By commencement, 80 percent of the graduating class had accepted offers of employment or enrollment in graduate or professional school programs. Stevens graduates are highly sought after by industry leaders. Twenty-nine percent of graduating seniors were able to choose from more than one job offer, and nine percent received three or more job offers. The top employers of the Class of 2010 include: ›› Accenture ›› Barclays Capital ›› Burns and Roe ›› Credit Suisse ›› Goldman Sachs ›› Johnson & Johnson ›› JP Morgan Chase ›› NAVAIR ›› Picatinny Arsenal ›› Puget Sound Naval Shipyard ›› Sun Chemical ›› Turner Construction ›› UBS ›› US Army CERDEC
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A Perfect Transition “My first semester as a Business & Technology student had barely begun and I was already a frequent flyer in the Office of Career Development. The counselors helped me refine my resume and regularly pointed me in the direction of internships tailored to underclassmen. I attended various networking events and company information sessions and also participated in Career Development’s externship program, where I shadowed an alumna at Citigroup. I ultimately secured a clinical operations position at Schering-Plough (now Merck) through the spring career fair. I returned to the company for a second summer as an information technology intern, focusing on business analysis of a global application integration project. Over the course of my sophomore and junior years, I was introduced to the financial services realm by several upperclassmen in my program. Prior to gaining their insight, I assumed the banking world was just for accountants, finance majors, and number crunchers, not the hybrid business and technology students that Stevens produces. Looking back, I couldn’t have been more wrong. I interviewed with JP Morgan Chase & Co. through Career Development in the fall of my junior year and received an offer before I even took any of my midterms! I interned in the Investment Management Americas group as a technology analyst and was
invited to keep my position part-time throughout the year. As my senior year began, I accepted a full-time position in the firm’s Corporate Development Program, which is a two-year training program designed to develop the company’s future leaders. I began the program in July and am now returning to the same group I interned with. I look forward to my career at JPMC and can attribute my success not only to the academic preparation Stevens has given me, but also to the support the Office of Career Development provided to me throughout my tenure as a student. Although the financial services industry is enormous, Stevens’ footprint across the banks has made it seem like a small world. I’m in constant contact with my peers and older alumni at JPMC as well as other institutions, and I am confident this network will be a great resource throughout my career.” – Alexis Sowuleski, Class of 2010, B.S. Business & Technology; Class of 2011, MBA in Project Management
Even in a difficult job market, the Class of 2010 was highly sought after: 29% of graduating students received 2 job offers 7% of graduating students received 3 job offers 2% of graduating students received 4+ job offers
A Look Ahead Job Placement By Industry Sector, Class of 2010
From Co-op Assignment to Job Offer How do you make the most of cooperative education at Stevens? Ask Keith Cassidy, who was selected as the Co-op Student of the Year by the American Society for Engineering Education. “I was able to be such an integral part of a business team that my co-op employer, Movado, gave me the opportunity to travel abroad and see the world,” says Keith. “However, in order to reach that point in my career, I had to gain the necessary learning, leadership and management skills.” Keith’s first co-op role at Movado was as a supply chain application analyst, analyzing business processes and translating each one into a diagram
for SAP conversions. He was also in charge of updating Movado’s inventory monitoring and control picking system. His interest in its implementation led him to his second co-op opportunity at Movado.
“By participating in the Co-op program, I have gained the confidence to take advantage of all of life’s opportunities.”
That time, Keith was charged with the task of creating a training program, which he introduced in Movado’s Switzerland and Hong Kong corporate offices. “The international experience
has opened my eyes to new possibilities, encouraging me to set new goals for my future.” Now, just two years later, Keith is a full-tim Movado employee. In addition, Keith is a co-op manager himself, and is in charge of interviewing the next group of Stevens students who will become part of the Movado co-op experience. “By participating in the co-op program, I gained the confidence to take advantage of all of life’s opportunities,” affirms Keith.
Graduate and Professional Schools Thirty-one percent of the Class of 2010 have accepted enrollment in graduate or professional school. Schools attended include:
›› Tufts Medical School
›› California Institute of Technology
›› University of Pennsylvania
›› Columbia University
›› University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
›› Cornell University ›› Princeton University ›› Scripps Institution of Oceanography ›› Stevens Institute of Technology
›› UMDNJ Medical School ›› University of Illinois
›› University of Texas, Austin ›› Villanova Law School ›› Weill Cornell Medical School
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Facts and Figures
NCAA Division III Athletics ›› Baseball (Men) ›› Basketball (Men and Women) ›› Cross Country (Men and Women) ›› Equestrian (Women) ›› Fencing (Men and Women) ›› Field Hockey (Women) ›› Golf (Men) ›› Indoor Track and Field (Men and Women) ›› Lacrosse (Men and Women) ›› Soccer (Men and Women) ›› Softball (Women) ›› Swimming (Men and Women)
Student Body Student-to-faculty ratio: 7:1 2,234 undergraduate students 28 countries represented 41 U.S. states represented
Costs and Financial Aid $40,441: Tuition and fees for the 2010-2011 academic year $12,390: Room and board for the 2010-2011 academic year 96% of students receive grant aid 83% of freshmen receive merit aid $35 million: Amount of Stevens aid awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year
›› Tennis (Men and Women)
66% of Stevens students have Federal loans
›› Track and Field (Men and Women)
Class of 2014 Profile
›› Volleyball (Men and Women)
Undergraduate (freshmen): 540
›› Wrestling (Men)
International: 35 Transfer: 40 Female: 28%
›› Have made 39 NCAA and Molten Championship appearances in the past decade
Selectivity: 45% accept rate
›› Are ranked 38th nationally in the NACDA Division III Director’s Cup
Out-of-state: 42% SAT Range: 1180-1350 Average GPA: 3.8 Student Athletes: 191
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Awards and Honors Recently, Stevens has been honored with numerous accolades: ›› Ranked #14 in Best Career/ Job Placement by The Princeton Review, 2010 ›› Ranked in the top 5% of schools in the nation for annualized net return on investment (ROI) for students in a study conducted for Bloomberg BusinessWeek ›› Ranked #3 by Forbes.com among U.S. research universities for the high percentage of return on its research investment ›› Named a National Ceneter of Excellence by the US Department of Defense in Systems Engineering Research ›› Chosen by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a National Center of Excellence in Port Security Research ›› Designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research ›› Named a National Center of Excellence by the US Office of Naval Research in the innovative design and control of small ships ›› Named the 2008 ECAC/Jostens Institution of the Year for excellence in academics and athletics
Applying to Stevens
Ways to Apply There are two easy ways to apply to Stevens:
›› Submit online via the Stevens website. Visit www.stevens.edu/sit/admissions/ apply. No application fee is required when you apply online, but remember to download, complete, and submit all of the required supplemental forms.
and submit it to Stevens with an official copy of your high school transcript. Transfer students should also have official transcripts from all previously attended colleges sent to us.
Letters of Recommendation Ask for two letters of recommendation to be submitted to Stevens, at least one from a teacher.
›› File the Common Application.
Stevens accepts the Common Application, which can be found online at www.commonapp.org.
Tell us more about yourself by writing and submitting a Personal Statement.
Interviews Just as you are trying to find a college that suits you, we seek students who will enhance our community. Therefore, Stevens requires in-person interviews for all students who live within 250 miles of our Hoboken campus. Those who live more than 250 miles from campus are strongly encouraged to interview on campus, however, if this is not possible, you can contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to schedule a phone interview.
SAT/ACT We require the SAT I or ACT for all applicants. Remember to include the Stevens Institute of Technology CEEB code number 2819 so your test scores can be forwarded to us. We do not require test scores from transfer students who have earned 30 or more college credits.
SAT II The SAT II is not required, except for the following students: Accelerated pre-med applicants must take the SAT I, as well as three SAT II exams in English, Math Level I or II, and Biology or Chemistry.
Transcripts Ask your guidance/college counselor to complete the Secondary School Report
Financing Your Education: Stevens is Affordable Although we believe in the principle that students and their families need to assume primary responsibility for paying for a college education, we work diligently to provide you with additional resources to help you afford it. Through financial aid, merit-based awards, and financing options, we assist families in a broad range of financial circumstances.
How to Apply for Financial Aid The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by all students who wish to be considered for federal and state financial aid. It is not applicable to international students. This form is available after January 1. Complete it online at www.fafsa. ed.gov or obtain it from your guidance counselor or local library. Remember to include the Stevens Institute of Technology FAFSA code number 002639. Additionally, students who wish to be considered for Stevens institutional aid in the form of scholarships and grants must complete the College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile), available at https://profileonline.collegeboard.
com. For more information, visit the Admissions website at www.stevens.edu/sit/admissions. Scholarships that require a separate application can be found at www.
We make “need blind” admissions decisions on the basis of your credentials, without regard for your family’s ability to pay for educational costs. For families that qualify for financial aid, we structure packages around a core of state, federal, and Stevens aid sources, all of which are considered financial aid components. Stevens also offers merit-based awards to new students who demonstrate a commitment to excellence through a strong high school record, community involvement, and top standardized test scores. Ninety percent of our students receive financial assistance from Stevens.
Yellow Ribbon Program Stevens is a proud member of the American GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon program. As a Yellow Ribbon School, Stevens is dedicated to providing the maximum financial coverage possible through the program. For more information about the program and the Stevens Veterans Office, visit www.stevens.edu/sit/veterans. Stevens Institute of Technology | 27
Application Timelines Take Tests By
Application Deadline u
Interview Before i
File FAFSA By n
File CSS Profile By l
Submit Tuition Deposit By
Early Decision I t
Early Decision II t
Accelerated Pre-Medicine or PreDentistry
Transfer for Fall Semester
2 weeks from notification date
Transfer for Spring Semester
2 weeks from notification date
It is the policy of Stevens Institute of Technology not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, handicap, sexual orientation, or liability for service in the armed forces or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran, in its admissions policies, educational programs, scholarship and loan programs, athletics, activities, or employment policies.
t Early Decision I and II candidates must complete the College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile) by the application deadline in order to receive an estimated financial aid package with their decision. Completing the FAFSA by February 15 is also required in order to receive an official financial aid package. u Supplemental information that must also be submitted by the application deadline include: Secondary School Report with official transcript, at least one teacher recommendation, SAT I or ACT scores, interview, personal statement, and for international students, the International Student Supplemental Application. i Interviews are required for admission to Stevens. Candidates who live within a 250-mile radius of campus must complete their interview on campus. Those who live more than 250 miles away are encouraged to interview on campus, however, if this is not possible, those applicants must call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to schedule a telephone interview.
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l The College Scholarship Service Profile (CSS Profile) is required to be considered for Stevens institutional aid in the form of scholarships and grants. Complete it online at https://profile online.collegeboard.com. n The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by all students who wish to be considered for federal and state financial aid. It is not applicable to international students. This form is available after January 1, 2011, and we recommend that you submit it to the Federal Government by February 15. Complete it online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or obtain it from your guidance counselor or local library.
Get to Know Stevens The best way to get to know Stevens is to see it for yourself, by meeting the students and faculty, attending a class or a sporting event, or joining us for any special admissions events designed to introduce you to the University. Stevens offers several ways to visit throughout the year.
Visit Days are in-depth events that include an information session, student panel, and guided campus tour. It’s the best way to see all Stevens has to offer, including state-of-the-art laboratories, residence halls, athletics facilities, and our spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline! Visit www.stevens.edu/sit/ admissions/visit or check your email inbox for news about Visit Days.
Student-guided campus tours are available throughout the year. Call (800) 458-5323 to schedule a tour.
Summer Information Sessions
Getting to Hoboken
Fly into Newark Liberty International Airport. Taxi service and public transportation to Hoboken are available from the airport. Stevens is also accessible from LaGuardia and JFK airports in New York.
Can’t make it to campus for a Visit Day? Then try one of our information sessions, which are held on weekdays throughout the summer. Contact us or visit our website for more information. The admissions interview is a required component of the Stevens application and a great way to learn more about Stevens. After your interview with an admissions counselor, take a studentguided tour of campus. Schedule your interview online at www.stevens.edu/ sit/admissions/visit/interview_form. cfm or call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 800-458-5323.
Subway (PATH Rapid-Transit) www.panynj.gov/path Ferry (NY Waterway) www.nywaterway.com Train/Light Rail/Bus (NJ Transit) www.njtransit.com
Average Flight Times (Non-stop to Newark Liberty International Airport) Los Angeles (LAX) 5 hours, 15 minutes Dallas-Fort Worth 3 hours, 20 minutes Chicago (O’Hare) 2 hours Miami 3 hours
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Office of Undergraduate Admissions Castle Point on Hudson Hoboken, New Jersey 07030 Phone 800 458 5323 Fax 201 216 8348 email@example.com
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