Harvard School of Engineering

Harvard School of Engineering

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About Harvard School of Engineering

The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) was first founded in 1847, under the name “The Lawrence School.” The Lawrence School, in its early years, fostered the growing intellects of many innovative scientists and mathematicians.

 Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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As time passed, the Lawrence School faced more and more competition from an up-and-coming establishment known as the Massachusetts Institution of Technology (MIT).

After some efforts by then-President Charles Eliot to join the Lawrence School with MIT, the Lawrence school slowly began to lose its notoriety.

Thankfully, a man named Gordon Mckay made the Lawrence School his beneficiary, and soon granted it enough money to become an independent establishment within Harvard University. The entirety of SEAS is located on Oxford St. See the map below!

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Academics

SEAS is open to undergraduate and graduate students of Harvard University.

Undergraduate students can have their concentration within SEAS, studying subjects such as Applied Physics or Applied Astrology, and Graduate students can earn a Master of Science, Engineering or a Doctorate of Philosophy.

Fun facts:

  • The act of catching squirrels and lifting them up in the air using a peanut tied to a fishing line, also known as “squirrel fishing,” originated at Harvard School of Engineering.
 Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

You can’t catch me!

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