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Estell Named IEEE Evaluator

Dr. John K. Estell, professor of computer science and computer engineering and chair of the ECCS department, has been named by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Educational Activities Board as an IEEE program evaluator for computer engineering programs seeking accreditation through the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission.

IEEE is a participating body of ABET and is the lead society for computer engineering programs. ABET's purpose is the promotion and advancement of engineering and engineering technology education with a view to furthering the public welfare through the development of better-educated engineers, engineering technologists and engineering technicians.

Participation in the ABET accreditation process for electrical and computer engineering programs is a major responsibility of the IEEE. This activity depends on the efforts of motivated and qualified program evaluators and the support provided by their employers. Service as a program evaluator offers the opportunity for members of the profession to contribute to the achievement of high quality educational standards of engineering programs, gain insight into the characteristics and trends of engineering education, and interact with peers from both higher education and industry. Program evaluators in the area of computer engineering must be a senior member or fellow of the IEEE and have a minimum of 10 years experience in the profession.