Engineering Education - Formalized
United States Military Academy (founded 1802). Superintendent Sylvanus Thayer made civil engineering the foundation of the curriculum between 1817 and 1833. “The first civil engineering program in the U.S.”
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (founded 1824) “for the purpose of instructing persons, who may choose to apply themselves, in the application of science to the common purposes of life."