FAMU-FSU College of Engineering honored for diversity

The Florida A&M University-Florida State University College of Engineering has been selected to receive one of the three national 2009 Claire Felbinger Awards for Diversity.

The award is presented to recognize U.S.-based educational units, individuals, associations and firms for extraordinary success in achieving or facilitating diversity and inclusiveness in the technological segments of society. The 2009 awards will be conferred on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in San Antonio, Texas, at the 2009 ABET Commission Summit.

“When the College was established in 1982, its mission was to attract and graduate a greater number of minorities and women in professional engineering, engineering teaching and research, and to attain national and international recognition of the college through the educational and research achievements and the professional service of its faculty and students,” said Ching-Jen Chen, dean of the College of Engineering. “We are meeting these goals through our accomplishments.”

ABET, Inc., is the professional accreditation agency providing leadership and quality assurance in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology education. Both Florida State University and Florida A&M University have ABET-accredited programs.