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This is an informational session and retraining for ABET evaluators and others interested in the accreditation process. You do not have to register for the 2017 MRS Fall Meeting to attend.

Consider attending if:

  • You want to learn more about the ABET accreditation process
  • You are preparing for an upcoming accreditation visit
  • You have questions about how to prepare your materials department for an accreditation visit

ABET, the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology, is a federation of 34 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the United States, ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 80 years. ABET is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. For more information, contact Pamela Hupp.


Ron Gibala
University of Michigan

Ron Gibala is the L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan. His research includes many topics on mechanical behavior of materials, defects in solids, environmental effects on materials and materials characterization. His activity with engineering accreditation involves serving as a program evaluator and team chair (commissioner) for the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. He has evaluated or consulted for engineering programs in more than 30 colleges and universities nationally and internationally.