1950s-1960s

Professor Alkis Constantinides and his student.
Professor Alkis Constantinides and his student.
1960s Engineering Building Dedication
Dedication of the $5.6 million Engineering Center on May 2, 1964.
1963 Short Cut on Computer
Samuel Sailor, assistant professor, explains steps a computer will take in solving problems involving many sided traverses in surveying. In 1962, all sophmore civil engineering students learned computer programming and saved hours of problem-solving to leave time for other classroom pursuits.
Open House, 1962
The historic battle of the Monitor and the Merrimac, enacted on an electronic computer during Open House, 1962. The simulated battle utilized an analog computer and a transmitting oscilloscope which threw beams of light on a screen painted with a seascape portraying the battle. Darting beams of light on the screen portray the two-way shelling.
1952, Ceramics Lab
Alice Grimes, a senior honors student, demonstrates her skills in the ceramics lab, 1952.
Welding, 1953
Competent machinist builds equipment for research and instruments in the shops of the College of Engineering, 1953.
  • 1951:  Agricultural Engineering first offered.

  • 1958: The federal government allots Rutgers University $3,700,000 to use for construction projects, including a new building for the College of Engineering.

  • 1960: The College of Engineering establishes Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering.

  • 1961:  Ph.D. degree offered in civil engineering.

  • 1962: The multi-winged engineering building opens on Busch campus, providing expanded space and advanced laboratory facilities for students and faculty. The Rutgers Board of Trustees rename original College of Engineering building Murray Hall, which now serves as the home of the Department of English.

  • 1964:  The College of Engineering is 100 years old.

  • 1965: The first university to offer packaging within an engineering school, Rutgers is now the only university with an engineering-based curriculum for packaging in the United States. 

  • First Ph.D. students graduate in civil engineering.

  • 1966: Rutgers University celebrates 200th year.