Innovation Infrastructure

by Michael Mullaney on October 13, 2010

This weekend, Rensselaer is celebrating the 175th anniversary of civil engineering at the Institute. Way back in 1835, the university was the first in the country to issue a degree in civil engineering. See the original announcement here.

Over the past 175 years, our civil engineering graduates have gone on to do amazing things in the United States and abroad. The structural engineers, in particular, literally changed the face of the world with the buildings, bridges, dams, and highways that connected communities and fueled progress and economic growth.

Check out the below video, which illustrates the discovery, innovation, and imagination of many storied Rensselaer civil engineering graduates:

More info on the Civil Engineering 175 celebration can be found here.