1941

Navy ROTC unit established at RPI.

 
 

1943

Livingston W. Houston is appointed president.
V-5 and V-12 Naval training programs are established on campus.
Curtiss-Wright Cadette training program held at R.P.I.

 
 

1946

Lois Graham and Mary Ellen Rathbun are the first women to earn a Rensselaer degree. GI Bill triples student enrollment.

Post-war housing accommodates married students and expands the Rensselaer campus.

 
 

1948

The Lacrosse team plays an exhibition game at the London Olympics.

 
 

1949

Houston Field House is completed.

 
 

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