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The Class of 1912

June 12 is the 100th anniversary of the Class of 1912’s graduation from Rensselaer and we want to mark the occasion by providing some background on what the student experience was like at Rensselaer over a century ago. In September … Continue reading

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New Online Exhibit

“The First Engineers: They Changed the World” exhibit, which was created to mark the 175th anniversary of civil engineering at Rensselaer, is now available for view online: The First Civil Engineers Check out my previous posts on some of the … Continue reading

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Selected Facts about Civil Engineering at RPI

Today we celebrate 175 Years of Civil Engineering at Rensselaer! the C.E. degree was first awarded on October 14, 1835 the course could be completed in one calendar year the C.E. degree was virtually the only degree granted at RPI … Continue reading

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The First C.E.’s – Aaron Olmstead

Aaron Olmstead earned a B.N.S. and a C.E. degree from RPI in 1837.  He taught at private high schools for a while and then attended Yale Law School.  He was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1843.  Aaron … Continue reading

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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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