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IUPUI engineering technology faculty member named to accreditation commission

March 19, 2015

Kenneth Rennels, P.E., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Department of Engineering Technology

Kenneth Rennels, P.E., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Department of Engineering Technology

A Purdue School of Engineering and Technology faculty member has been named to a commission that accredits engineering technology programs at hundreds of colleges and universities in more than 20 countries.

Kenneth Rennels, P.E., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Department of Engineering Technology, was appointed by the Board of Directors of ABET Inc. (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) as a commission member of the 2015-2016 Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission.

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that accredits college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. Each of the discipline has its own accreditation commission.

ABET accredits over 3,400 programs at nearly 700 colleges and universities in 28 countries. The organization provides specialized, programmatic accreditation that evaluates an individual program of study, rather than evaluating an institution as a whole.

The voluntary accreditation, achieved through a peer review process, provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which the program prepares its students.