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Hoboken, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) December 16, 2010
Stevens Institute of Technology has been ranked among the top 20 schools in the nation for women and minorities pursuing degrees in the STEM fields. The study, dubbed “Best Colleges for Women and Minorities in STEM,” was conducted by Forbes.
This ranking is intended to help students and parents determine the best university to pursue degrees in STEM education. Stevens was the only university in New Jersey to make the list and one of only four in the entire New York/New Jersey area.
“We are delighted by the Forbes ranking; students recognize the challenging nature of STEM education but also see the supportive environment and personal connections that occur here,” said Daniel Gallagher, Dean of University Admissions at Stevens. “Our standing in this ranking illuminates the collective efforts of the entire Stevens community, our commitment to diversity of all kinds and the success of our students and alumni who stand as role models for future students.”
The total undergraduate female population of Stevens is 28%, while minorities total 12.5%.
“There is a great deal of research showing that women and minorities pursue STEM education and careers because these disciplines are a route to helping humanity and making a positive impact in the world,” stated Beth McGrath, Executive Director of the Stevens Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE). “The Stevens education, with its focus on innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship, provides students with a vision of and practical experience in applying their rigorous technical education to solving important problems facing society in fields as diverse as alternative energy, technologies for homeland security, and biomedical devices to extend human capabilities.”
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, 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, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., 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 http://www.stevens.edu and http://www.stevens.edu/news.