40 Notable alumni of
Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology is 1244th in the world, 454th in North America, and 427th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 40 notable alumni from Stevens Institute of Technology sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 2 individuals affiliated with Stevens Institute of Technology won Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry.

  1. Frederick Winslow Taylor

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    Frederick Winslow Taylor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1856-1915 (aged 59)
    Enrolled in Stevens Institute of Technology
    In 1883 studied mechanical engineering
    Occupations
    inventoreconomist
    Biography

    Frederick Winslow Taylor was an American mechanical engineer. He was widely known for his methods to improve industrial efficiency. He was one of the first management consultants. Taylor was one of the intellectual leaders of the Efficiency Movement and his ideas, broadly conceived, were highly influential in the Progressive Era (1890s–1920s). In 1911, Taylor summed up his efficiency techniques in his book The Principles of Scientific Management which, in 2001, Fellows of the Academy of Management voted the most influential management book of the twentieth century. His pioneering work in applying engineering principles to the work done on the factory floor was instrumental in the creation and development of the branch of engineering that is now known as industrial engineering. Taylor made his name, and was most proud of his work, in scientific management; however, he made his fortune patenting steel-process improvements. Taylor was also an athlete who competed nationally in tennis.

  2. Alexander Calder

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    Alexander Calder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1898-1976 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    sculptorpainterphotographerdesignerjewelry designer
    Biography

    Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known both for his innovative mobiles (kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents) that embrace chance in their aesthetic, and static "stabiles" monumental public sculptures. He didn't limit his art to sculptures; he also created paintings, jewelry, theatre sets and costumes.

  3. Gregory Richard Gianforte

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    Gregory Richard Gianforte
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Stevens Institute of Technology
    In 1983 graduated with Master of Science
    In 1983 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    engineerpoliticianbusinesspersonbusiness executive
    Biography

    Gregory Richard Gianforte is an American businessman, politician, software engineer, and writer serving as the 25th Governor of Montana since 2021. A Republican, Gianforte served as the Representative for Montana's at-large congressional district from 2017 to 2021.

  4. Samuel P. Bush

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    Samuel P. Bush
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1863-1948 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    businesspersonentrepreneur
    Biography

    Samuel Prescott Bush was an American businessman and industrialist. He was the patriarch of the Bush political family. He was the father of U.S. Senator Prescott Bush, grandfather of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and great-grandfather of former Texas Governor and President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

  5. Henry Gantt

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    Henry Gantt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1861-1919 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    inventorengineer
    Biography

    Henry Laurence Gantt was an American mechanical engineer and management consultant who is best known for his work in the development of scientific management. He created the Gantt chart in the 1910s.

  6. León Febres-Cordero

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    León Febres-Cordero
    Born in
    Ecuador Flag Ecuador
    Years
    1931-2008 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in Stevens Institute of Technology
    In 1953 studied mechanical engineering
    Occupations
    mechanical engineerchief officerpolitician
    Biography

    León Esteban Febres-Cordero Ribadeneyra, known in the Ecuadorian media as LFC or more simply by his composed surname (Febres-Cordero), was the 35th President of Ecuador, serving a four-year term from 10 August 1984 to 10 August 1988. During his presidency he sought to introduce market-oriented reforms, and also led a security crackdown on a guerrilla group named ¡Alfaro Vive, Carajo!.

  7. Lyon Sprague de Camp

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    Lyon Sprague de Camp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1907-2000 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    writermilitary officernovelisthistorianessayist
    Biography

    Lyon Sprague de Camp was an American writer of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction. In a career spanning 60 years, he wrote over 100 books, including novels and works of non-fiction, including biographies of other fantasy authors. He was a major figure in science fiction in the 1930s and 1940s.

  8. Sixto Durán-Ballén

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    Sixto Durán-Ballén
    Born in
    Egypt Flag Egypt
    Years
    1921-2016 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    politicianarchitectuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Sixto Alfonso Durán-Ballén Cordovez was an Ecuadorian political figure and architect. He served as Mayor of Quito between 1970 and 1978. In 1951, he co-founded a political party, the Social Christian Party. In 1991, he left the Social Christian Party formed a new conservative group, the Republican Union Party (PUR), before running for president for the third time in 1992.

  9. Joseph Rochefort

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    Joseph Rochefort
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1900-1976 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    military officercryptographermathematician
    Biography

    Joseph John Rochefort was an American naval officer and cryptanalyst. He was a major figure in the United States Navy's cryptographic and intelligence operations from 1925 to 1946, particularly in the Battle of Midway. His contributions and those of his team were pivotal to victory in the Pacific War.

  10. Igor Ansoff

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    Igor Ansoff
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1918-2002 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    mathematicianeconomistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Harry Igor Ansoff was a Russian American applied mathematician and business manager. He is known as the father of strategic management.

  11. Frederick Reines

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    Frederick Reines
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-1998 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Frederick Reines was an American physicist. He was awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics for his co-detection of the neutrino with Clyde Cowan in the neutrino experiment. He may be the only scientist in history "so intimately associated with the discovery of an elementary particle and the subsequent thorough investigation of its fundamental properties."

  12. Charles Stewart Mott

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    Charles Stewart Mott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1875-1973 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Charles Stewart Mott was an American industrialist and businessman, a co-founder of General Motors, philanthropist, and the 50th and 55th mayor of Flint, Michigan.

  13. John McLean

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    John McLean
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1785-1861 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    John McLean was an American jurist and politician who served in the United States Congress, as U.S. Postmaster General, and as a justice of the Ohio and U.S. Supreme Courts. He was often discussed for the Whig Party nominations for President.

  14. Charles Petzold

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    Charles Petzold
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    programmerwritercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Charles Petzold is an American programmer and technical author on Microsoft Windows applications. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and was named one of Microsoft's seven Windows Pioneers.

  15. Peter Cooper Hewitt

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    Peter Cooper Hewitt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1861-1921 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    inventorelectrical engineerpatent inventorengineer
    Biography

    Peter Cooper Hewitt was an American electrical engineer and inventor, who invented the first mercury-vapor lamp in 1901. Hewitt was issued U.S. Patent 682,692 on September 17, 1901. In 1903, Hewitt created an improved version that possessed higher color qualities which eventually found widespread industrial use.

  16. Richard Reeves

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    Richard Reeves
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-2020 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    biographerjournalist
    Biography

    Richard Furman Reeves was an American writer, syndicated columnist, and lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

  17. David S. Rose

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    David S. Rose
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    David Semel Rose is an American serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is an investor in startup technology companies and founder of New York Angels, an early-stage technology investment group. He is Managing Partner of Rose Tech Ventures, a venture fund focused on Internet-based business, and CEO of Gust (formerly known as AngelSoft), which operates a collaboration platform for early stage angel investing.

  18. David J. Farber

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    David J. Farber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    computer scientistprofessor
    Biography

    David J. Farber is a professor of computer science, noted for his major contributions to programming languages and computer networking. He is currently the Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of Cyber Civilization Research Center at Keio University in Japan.

  19. Augustus Moore Herring

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    Augustus Moore Herring
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1867-1926 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilot
    Biography

    Augustus Moore Herring was an American aviation pioneer, who sometimes is claimed by Michigan promoters to be the first true aviator of a motorized heavier-than-air aircraft.

  20. Howard Roger Garis

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    Howard Roger Garis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1873-1962 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    journalistwriternovelistchildren's writer
    Biography

    Howard Roger Garis was an American author, best known for a series of books that featured the character of Uncle Wiggily Longears, an engaging elderly rabbit. Many of his books were illustrated by Lansing Campbell. Garis and his wife, Lilian Garis, were possibly the most prolific children's authors of the early 20th century.

  21. Richard Bronson

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    Richard Bronson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Richard D. Bronson is the American Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Fairleigh Dickinson University where he served as Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Acting Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, Interim Provost of the Metropolitan Campus, Director of Government Affairs, and Senior Executive Assistant to the President. He served as an officer (2008-2011) of the International Association of University Presidents, where he was actively involved in the creation of the United Nations Academic Impact initiative and the World Innovative Summit in Education, held annually in Qatar. He is also the author of the political thriller Antispin.

  22. Amber S. Gell

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    Amber S. Gell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Biography

    Amber S. Gell is an American engineer, scientist, and STEM education advocate who specializes in human performance in extreme environments. A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, she currently works for Lockheed Martin as a Program Manager. She has won awards for her accomplishments in space systems and educational outreach, including the 2010 Early Career Rotary National Award for Space Achievement and the 2013 Adler Planetarium Women in Space Science Award. She has a degree in aerospace engineering and business, and physiology, and is also a certified group fitness instructor, Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Master Scuba Diver. Amber is also a member of the Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University Mathematics Industry Advisory Board and the Commercial Space Operations Industry Advisory Board.

  23. William W. Destler

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    William W. Destler
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Biography

    William Wallace Destler is an American university professor and administrator. In 2017 he retired after having served for exactly 10 years as the 9th president of the Rochester Institute of Technology. He held the position from July 1, 2007, succeeding Albert J. Simone.

  24. Jed Babbin

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    Jed Babbin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Jed Lloyd Babbin is an American lawyer, writer, and former United States Deputy Undersecretary of Defense who served during the first Bush administration. He is the author of the political books Inside the Asylum, Showdown, and In the Words of Our Enemies.

  25. Thelma Estrin

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    Thelma Estrin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2014 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    bioinformaticiancomputer scientistengineer
    Biography

    Thelma Estrin was an American computer scientist and engineer who did pioneering work in the fields of expert systems and biomedical engineering. She was one of the first to apply computer technology to healthcare and medical research. She was professor emerita in the Department of Computer Science, University of California at Los Angeles.

  26. Aaron Cohen

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    Aaron Cohen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2010 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Aaron Cohen was the Acting Deputy Administrator of NASA between 19 February 1992 and 1 November 1992, as well as the manager of the Space Shuttle Program from 1972.

  27. John White Howell

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    John White Howell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1857-1937 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    electrical engineer
    Biography

    John White Howell was an American electrical engineer who spent his entire professional career (1880 to 1930) working for Thomas Edison, specializing in the development and manufacturing of the incandescent lamp.

  28. Gerard J. Foschini

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    Gerard J. Foschini
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    engineerinventor
    Biography

    Gerard Joseph Foschini, is an American telecommunications engineer who has worked for Bell Laboratories since 1961. His research has covered many kinds of data communications, particularly wireless communications and optical communications. Foschini has also worked on point-to-point systems and networks.

  29. Lewis H. Nash

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    Lewis H. Nash
    Years
    1852-1923 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    engineerpoliticianinventor
    Biography

    Lewis H. Nash was an American engineer who invented the liquid-ring-vacuum pump, and was the holder of over a hundred United States patents for pumps, engines, and other equipment. He founded the Nash Engineering Company in 1905, and served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives.

  30. Alexander Crombie Humphreys

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    Alexander Crombie Humphreys
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1851-1927 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    mechanical engineer
    Biography

    Alexander Crombie Humphreys was a Scottish American mechanical and consulting engineer, along with a water-gas plant builder, and the 2nd President of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

  31. Julian Kennedy

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    Julian Kennedy
    Years
    1852-1932 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    mechanical engineer
    Biography

    Julian Kennedy was an American engineer and inventor, known for his national and international contributions to the steel industry. He was awarded the ASME Medal in 1928.

  32. Frank D. Graham

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    Frank D. Graham
    Years
    1875-1965 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Frank Duncan Graham was a prolific and eloquent writer of the ever popular and frequently reprinted Audel's guides of various titles. Graham seemed to specialize, however, in subjects related to steam engines and other types of engines.

  33. John A. Bensel

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    John A. Bensel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1863-1922 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    civil engineer
    Biography

    John Anderson Bensel was an American civil engineer and politician from New York. He was President of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1910. He was New York State Engineer and Surveyor from 1911 to 1914.

  34. William Raimond Baird

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    William Raimond Baird
    Years
    1848-1917 (aged 69)
    Biography

    William Raimond Baird was the namesake of Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities and publisher of its early editions.

  35. Paul Aaron Langevin Doty

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    Paul Aaron Langevin Doty
    Years
    1869-1938 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    mechanical engineer
    Biography

    Paul Aaron Langevin Doty was an American mechanical engineer, vice-president and general manager of the St. Paul Gas Light Co., president of St. Paul Trust and Savings Bank, and investor. He was the 53rd president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in the year 1934–35.

  36. Joseph Bushnell Ames

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    Joseph Bushnell Ames
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1878-1928 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Joseph Bushnell Ames was an American novelist during the early 20th century.

  37. David Schenk Jacobus

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    David Schenk Jacobus
    Years
    1862-1955 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    inventor
    Biography

    David Schenk Jacobus was an American mechanical engineer, head of the Engineering Department of Babcock & Wilcox, inventor and educator, who served as president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in the year 1916–17.

  38. Lingan S. Randolph

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    Lingan S. Randolph
    Years
    1859-1922 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    mechanical engineer
    Biography

    Lingan Strother Randolph was an American mechanical and consulting engineer, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering from 1893 to 1918 at Virginia Tech.

  39. Robert Thurston Kent

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    Robert Thurston Kent
    Years
    1880-1947 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Robert Thurston Kent was an American mechanical engineer, editor of Industrial Engineering and consultant, known as one of the foreman of scientific management.

  40. Jean Scholtz

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    Jean Scholtz
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Jean Clarice Scholtz is an American computer scientist known for her contributions to human–computer interaction, and particularly for developing the "Common Industry Format" for usability test results while at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.