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If you’re an ABET program evaluator, are preparing for an accreditation visit, or just interested in learning about the accreditation process, you’ll want to attend the upcoming ABET Information and Evaluator Retraining Session, which will be held Tuesday, November 28 from 7:15–9:30 pm at the Sheraton 5th floor Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Mass.

Ron Gibala, University of Michigan (Van Vlack Professor Emeritus), and Gregg Janowski, University of Alabama at Birmingham, will teach attendees how to prepare for an upcoming accreditation visit and will answer questions about the accreditation process.

Walk-ins are welcome, but you can RSVP by registering at this link. Can’t make it to Boston? Join the training session remotely by phone or VOIP/computer. You must register in advance for this option before Sunday, November 26 to receive emailed instructions on joining the session. Indicate in the comments box that you will be participating remotely.

And if you’re curious about ABET and the importance of the accreditation process within engineering and materials science departments, you’re invited to attend ABET, Engineering Accreditation and MRS on Monday, November 27 from 5:30–6:30 pm during the Materials Research Society’s Fall Meeting.

Speakers Charles W. Hickman (ABET), Bill Hammetter (Sandia National Laboratories, retired), and Gibala will discuss the increasing importance of accreditation within materials science and engineering departments. If you’ve never been a part of ABET in the past, or are unfamiliar with the accreditation process, this is an opportunity to learn all about it and talk directly with an ABET representative.

You don’t have to register for the MRS Fall Meeting in order to attend the Tuesday retraining session, but you should be registered for the meeting to attend the Monday informational session.

For more details on the retraining session, visit this link. Learn more about the informational session at the MRS Fall Meeting at this link.

ABET, an accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology, is a federation of 35 professional and technical societies representing those fields. Member societies provide experts and set standards for the accreditation process. ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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