ABET Information and Evaluator Retraining Session

Tuesday, November 28
7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Sheraton, 5th Floor, Arnold Arboretum

Ron Gibala

Ron Gibala
University of Michigan

Gregg Janowski

Gregg M. Janowski
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

Register in Advance
Walk-ins are also welcome.


New: You will be able to join the training session remotely by phone or VOIP/Computer.

In order to receive the instructions to join the session, you must preregister and indicate that you will participate remotely in the Comments box.

The instructions will be emailed to you one week prior to the training.

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. More information can be found at www.abet.org.

For more information, contact Pamela Hupp.

About Ron Gibala

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.

About Gregg M. Janowski

Gregg M. Janowski is associate provost for assessment and accreditation and professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  He received his B.S.Met.E. (1983), M.S.Met.E. (1985), and Ph.D. (1988) from Michigan Technological University. Janowski joined UAB as an assistant professor in 1990 after a post-doctoral appointment in the Metallurgy Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  His activities include leading EAC/ABET program reaccreditation for three cycles, overseeing the school efforts for one cycle, and having overall responsibility for university regional reaffirmation. Janowski has part of seven EAC/ABET reviews as a PEV, co-chair, or chair.