Dunning named UMaine’s first ABET Fellow

Scott Dunning, director of the University of Maine School of Engineering Technology and professor of electrical engineering technology, has been named a 2019 Fellow of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The Fellow of ABET Award recognizes individuals who have given sustained, quality service to their fields and to the board’s accredited disciplines. The awards will be presented Nov. 1 in Baltimore, Maryland.

ABET is the lead organization that accredits college and university programs in applied and natural sciences, computing, engineering and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. All seven of UMaine’s engineering programs and its four engineering technology programs are ABET accredited.

For more than two decades, Dunning has served on national and international ABET accreditation teams. He has spent the last six years in the executive leadership of ABET’s Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, most recently as past chair.  

“It has been incredibly helpful to serve as a volunteer with ABET,” Dunning says. “I have been able to see how many other programs around the world train future engineers, which has allowed me to share what I have learned for the continuous improvement of our engineering technology programs.”