S.K. Ramesh, the dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been appointed to the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology’s (ABET) board of directors beginning in October 2013. ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. The ABET board of directors is the governing body that sets policies and procedures, approves accreditation criteria, and strategically guides the organization.
Currently, ABET has 33 member societies, which are professional and technical organizations that represent applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology fields. These member societies join ABET so they can collaborate to review and accredit degree programs in the fields they represent. In addition, these societies recruit and help to train the 2,000 volunteers who carry out ABET’s accreditation activities.