Press Releases


August 22, 2017
Stevens Secures National Science Foundation Funding to Address Underrepresented Students in STEM


August 4, 2015
Educators Learn to Use Stevens’ Solar Home as a STEM Teaching Tool

May 7, 2015
WaterBotics® STEM Curriculum Coming to 10 NJ-based Boys & Girls Clubs, via Walmart Support and Stevens Partnership


October 23, 2014
New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Honors Stevens Faculty, Graduate Students and WaterBotics®


September 19, 2012
Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education and Girl Scouts Host 100 Years of Science at Stevens Institute of Technology

August 2, 2012
Rebuilding America’s Technological Workforce, One LEGO at a Time

June 21, 2012
Stevens Institute of Technology Appoints Chief of Staff

February 21, 2012
Stevens’ PISA2 Program Selected as Exemplary K-12 and University Engineering Education Partnership


December 4 , 2011
CIESE Executive Director Outlines Path to Advance K-12 Engineering Education to National Organizations

January 24, 2011
Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education to Receive Presidential Award from the White House


December 16, 2010
Stevens Institute of Technology Ranks in Forbes Top 20
Ranking looks at Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education (STEM) for Women and Minorities
(CIESE Executive Director, Beth McGrath, cited in the announcement)

October 21, 2010
The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at Stevens Institute of Technology Launches Statewide Educational Initiative

August 26, 2010
Yes, Class of 2014: Today’s College Education Will Prepare You for Jobs of the Future
Career fields relating to Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) are particularly strong

August 26, 2010
Does the Economy Have You Worrying About your Child’s Professional Future?
Follow steps to get them started young on a path to a successful career

July 22, 2010
Stevens Institute of Technology Awarded NJ Department of Education Mathematics and Science Partnership Program
Grants supports intensive program with school districts across New Jersey

July 21, 2010
Stevens to host two-day Energy & Engineering Institute for middle school teachers

June 10, 2010
Stevens Institute of Technology Awarded $11.5 Million NSF Math-Science Partnership Grant with 12 School District Partners Across NJ

March 17, 2010
CIESE Conference: “Encouraging Students toward STEM & IT Careers,” March 23
Stevens joins with NJ Principals, Counselors, Department of Education


November 3, 2009
Build IT Underwater Robotics Scale Up for STEM Learning and Workforce Development (BISU)

September 1, 2009
Stevens’ Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education (CIESE) earns two NSF grants
Grants will continue to bolster and encourage learning of science, engineering in K-12

July 30, 2009
Stevens to host two-day event for middle school teachers, August 4-5
PSE&G-sponsored event to highlight understanding of energy

May 11, 2009
Underwater Robotics Competition at Stevens, June 3, 2009
LEGO Robotics is the Vehicle to Increase Student Interest in Engineering and Science

February 19, 2009
Teachers to build and test underwater LEGO robots, Feb. 20
Will use information learned during workshop to catalyze students’ interest and achievement in engineering


August 20, 2008
CIESE hosts 2nd year of Build IT summer program at Stevens
Public school teachers and students receive hands-on training in science, engineering and information technology

May 30, 2008
CIESE announces winners of Build IT Student ROV Competition
Middle and high school students took part in underwater robotics competition on May 28

May 8, 2008
CIESE hosts Build IT student ROV competition, May 28
Build-IT program teaches students engineering, science and information technology

March 26, 2008
Chassapis and team awarded $3 million GK-12 grant from NSF for Multiscale Research
Research in multiscale engineered systems will be combined with innovative approaches to doctoral education

February 2, 2008
CIESE awarded $500K grant from Edison Venture Fund
Grant will be used to develop high school systems engineering curriculum

January 18, 2008
Stevens’ Engineering Our Future NJ program meets 1,000-teacher mark
Statewide effort aims to embed engineering into all K-12 schools


July 24, 2007
NJ/NY teachers to participate in Stevens’ National Science Foundation ITEST program
BUILD IT project uses underwater robotic vehicles to build IT and pre-engineering skills

July 23, 2007
CIESE receives grant from N.J. Department of Education
$2-million grant will fund Partnership to Improve Student Achievement project

May 11, 2007
PTC announces free software for New Jersey’s teachers and students to enhance learning design
PTC partners with Stevens to help improve science, technology, engineering and math learning in New Jersey

May 1, 2007
Engineering Our Future NJ: Creating a Vision, Implementing Effective Models, May 11
Conference addresses the need to instill engineering in K-12


October 10, 2006
Verizon Praised for Support of ‘Engineering Our Future NJ’
Program Desgined to bolster interest in engineering through K-12 study

September 21, 2006
CIESE Awarded 3-Year, $1.2M NSF ITEST Grant
Innovative underwater robotics projects funded for N.J. K-12 classrooms

June 6, 2006
Rep. Rush Holt to Observe Students implimenting Stevens’
Engineering our Future NJ program at Rumson Country Day School, May 15

March 10, 2006
CIESE website named one of USA TODAY ’s ‘Best Bets’
Teachers can enhance their curriculum with CIESE’s interdisciplinary projects


December 19, 2005
Stevens’ CIESE director addresses NACME symposium
Beth McGrath emphasizes universal engineering education for K-12 students

September 29, 2005
Public and private sectors team up for clean air
Website helps students find air pollution answers

August 15, 2005
Perspectives on Classroom Technology: Stevens/Hoboken Schools Summer Institutes celebrated, Aug. 17
Mayor Roberts, President Raveché will attest to programs’ educational impact

June 29, 2005
Historic schooner carries Stevens technology to monitor NY Harbor
Center for Maritime Systems joins with DEP, South Street Seaport

May 26, 2005
Catalyst grants awarded to Stevens faculty for course enhancement/redesign
Programs aim to create innovative tools and pioneer new instructional methodologies to increase student learning, engagement, and persistence in technological fields

April 27, 2005
CIESE participates in first-ever NJDOE “Kid Tech Day”
Students from 14 schools showcase technology programs

April 06, 2005
Savvy Cyber Teacher Summer Institute at Stevens, July 2005
Registration is under way for training in effective K-12 Internet education

February 15, 2005
CIESE plans K-12 outreach for National Engineers Week….
Innovative learning center plans nationwide Internet activities for E-Week

January 25, 2005
Stevens partners with Piscataway Township Schools to improve middle school mathematics through technology


October 20, 2004
US EPA and Connecticut DEP grant total of $185,000 to Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
Curriculum development grants spotlight K-12 environmental science projects

September 21 , 2004
Stevens partners with schools to provide Internet training to Trenton teachers
CIESE creates “savvy cyber teachers” thanks to funding from PSE&G

September 21 , 2004
CIESE is selected one of the three finalists for the EdNET 2004 awards…
Center cited for outstanding set of entries in the Not-for-Profit HERO category

September 20, 2004
Classroom impact of Stevens-Hoboken Partnership to be celebrated at Stevens, Sept. 22
Hoboken Mayor, Schools Superintendent to cite accomplishments of partnership

June 15, 2004
CIESE “Global Water Sampling Project” supported by United Nations

June 14, 2004
High school teachers become Cyber Savvy through CIESE

April 19, 2004
Savvy Cyber Teacher Summer Institute at Stevens, July 2004
Registration is under way for training in effective K-12 Internet education

March 18, 2004
“Noon Day Project” takes measure of earth, gains recognition from Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

March 17, 2004
Beth McGrath appointed Director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education


December 16, 2003
Dept. of Education grants $1.5 million to Stevens Pathways Project
Unique consortium to improve teacher preparation at community colleges through technology

October 03, 2003
The Princeton Review’s top 25 rankings released
Stevens ranks #1 in the nation for “Most Connected Campus”

July 29, 2003
Stevens signs cooperative pact with Ecuadorian university

June 9, 2003
State Department’s grant brings nine Afghan women teachers to Stevens for intensive training in video and other educational media
Project to enhance science and mathematics education for Afghan women.

May 28, 2003
Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education [CIESE] celebrates 15 years of lessons through technology

April 16, 2003
Strategic alliance between Stevens Institute of Technology and Punta Cana Fundacion Ecologica

January 3, 2003
Teachers, Technology and Tomorrow’s Classroom
Stevens President Dr. Harold Raveché examines how the looming teacher shortage in technology fields will affect our nation.


November 26, 2002
PSE&G makes grant to Stevens’ Center for Improved Engineering & Science Education (CIESE)

September 12, 2002
Stevens center [CIESE] demonstrates new Internet curriculum for EPA Director Christine Todd Whitman Sept. 20th


October 9, 2001
Stevens demonstrates real-time adventures on the Internet at this week’s 2001 National Education Summit

April 26, 2001
International Internet award goes to CIESE K-12 projects


September 20, 2000
High-tech workforce grant funds new lessons in schools
Whitman, teachers explore the Internet as a classroom tool

June 30, 2000
Stevens receives $2.4 million in competitive state grants

April 6, 2000
Stevens teams with Schools Online to bring area schools online

February 2, 2000
CIESE launches new web site for science and math educators


October 15, 1999
Stevens receives $250,000 grant from AT&T for Science Link

August 23, 1999
Stevens web site for K-12 teachers gets national recognition

April 2, 1999
Universities, publishers and researchers to showcase leading scientific, technological, and mathematical programs available to New Jersey school during “Decision Makers Institute” at Stevens