Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross-disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value. The new Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) at Stevens is the first DoD University Affiliated Research Center focused on Systems Engineering Research in the United States, and is an acknowledgment of the many contributions Stevens has made to date in close partnership with government and military actors in this area. The Department of Homeland Security has selected Stevens as a National Center of Excellence in the area of Port Security, resulting in the creation of the National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce. Stevens has also been recognized as a National Security Center of Excellence by the National Security Agency in the area of Information Assurance.