Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

This post is part of the APUSH Gameday series.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)    “Knowledge and Thoroughness”

RPI spans nearly two hundred years beginning with its founding in 1824. RPI is the oldest continuously operating technological university in both the English-speaking world and the Americas. The Institute also holds the distinction of being the first to grant a civil engineering degree in the United States, in 1835.  More recently, RPI also offered the first environmental engineering degree in the United States in 1961, and possibly the first ever undergraduate degree in video game design, in 2007.

Curriculum Connections: Mascot, founding (1824) Alumni Theodore JudahGeorge Washington Ferris ,  Washington Roebling 


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