Monthly Archives: September 2010

The First C.E.’s – Ezra Carr

The Class of 1838 included some rather notable alumni.  Two of them are in the Alumni Hall of Fame and several more are worthy candidates.  When I read over the accomplishments of these alums, I’m amazed at their ambition.  Ezra … Continue reading

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The First C.E.’s – Fletcher Hawley

The first civil engineering graduates pursued a variety of careers.  In addition to the obvious careers in railroad or bridge engineering, some were lawyers, some doctors, and a couple were even men of the cloth.  Fletcher Hawley was one of … Continue reading

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The First C.E.’s – Anthony Walton White Evans

The first civil engineers were travelers.  Many of them went far and wide to engage in their work.  This may not seem like a big deal in modern times, but when you think about the means of travel in the … Continue reading

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The First C.E.’s – Amos Westcott

This is the first installment in a series of profiles on the first civil engineering graduates at RPI.  The very first civil engineering degree was awarded by the Rensselaer Institute in 1835.  Among the first degree recipients, was a guy … Continue reading

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