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Mystery Image #22

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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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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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