A History of Leadership in Technology

In 1982, Stevens was the first institution to require all undergraduates to own and use a personal computer. In the mid 1980s, Stevens provided network access from all residence hall rooms to the campus network and the Internet, and in the late 1990s Stevens completely replaced all networking within its residence halls to support gigabit-speed networking.

Building on those bold, technologically-advanced initiatives, Stevens began providing all new, first-year undergraduates with a notebook computer in 1999. The use of networked notebook systems, as well as the availability of an extensive quantity of desktop PCs and server systems, the web server, high-speed connections to the Internet, and the comprehensive campus-wide wired and wireless network, are part of the infrastructure that supports the integration of technology throughout courses and campus life.

Stevens students have unlimited access to a broad range of information technology and resources, including the Internet. During class, as part of their instruction with faculty, and afterwards, while working on assignments with peers or surfing the Web from America's Cup, our cybercafé, and virtually any location on campus via wired or the wireless Stevens network, Stevens students can communicate via networked computers with other students, professors, and experts from Stevens and around the world. Students can also apply for admission, register for classes, review course information and assignments, conduct research, view their grades, transcripts and account status, and pay their bills electronically. Stevens students can tap directly into the network from campus residence halls and locations throughout the campus, or via the internet from off-campus.