Posted by John Dojka on September 1, 2010
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 named Amos Westcott. Westcott never practiced civil engineering; he taught chemistry for a few years and then entered medical school. He obtained an M.D.