About Stevens Institute of Technology & CIESE

Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University TM , lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, NJ, and with a location in Washington, DC, Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/press.

The mission of the Stevens Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) is to motivate and support educators and students to pursue and succeed in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) study and careers.  Working with K-16 educators, researchers, policymakers, governmental agencies and other organizations, CIESE develops curricula, conducts professional development programs, and researches new methodologies to strengthen STEM education.

Founded in 1988, CIESE’s programs have directly impacted more than 30,000 educators in New Jersey and throughout the world, and have garnered nearly $49 million in external support. CIESE programs and curricula have been recognized by national and international organizations, including the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Teachers Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and others.  CIESE has been awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) in recognition of its expertise, encouragement, and mentoring of teachers and students in science and engineering.

CIESE’s portfolio of 30 Internet-based classroom projects, which utilize real time data and global telecollaboration to engage students in authentic science investigations, science inquiry, problem-solving, and quantitative analysis, are used by an estimated 100,000 students from 35 countries each year. Through its Engineering Our Future NJ program, CIESE has pioneered the development and dissemination of K-12 engineering curricula and teacher training programs throughout the state and nation.