1892

Palmer C. Ricketts is hired as Director of the Institute.

 
 

1893

Rensselaer exhibits at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, IL
An Alumni Building is completed on Second St.

 
 

1897

Institute basketball team forms just a few years after the game is invented. The first game is played against the R.R.Y.M.C.A. of Troy.

 

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