Engineering technology chair named to ABET Board of Delegates
Ece Yaprak, chair and professor of engineering technology at Wayne State University, has been selected by the IEEE Educational Activities Board to serve a three-year term on the ABET Board of Delegates beginning in November 2019. She will also assume the role of area delegate on the Engineering and Technology Area Delegation of ABET.
The ABET Board of Delegates and its four area delegations — applied and natural sciences, computing, engineering and engineering technology — are responsible for approving accreditation policies and procedures, general criteria and the organization of its accreditation commissions.
“I am excited to be a part of this group of colleagues and continue my work on criteria changes along with other ABET accreditation policies and procedures,” said Yaprak.
Yaprak has been involved with ABET accreditation in various capacities since 2002. She has been a program evaluator, assessing electrical and computer engineering technology programs in the U.S. and internationally. From 2006-12 she served on the IEEE Committee on Engineering Technology Accreditation Activities as chair (2010-12), vice chair (2008-10) and committee member (2006-08 and 2017-present). Yaprak is a former ABET IEEE/ETAC commissioner, occupying that role from 2012-17.
Yaprak was also the director of assessment and accreditation for the WSU College of Engineering in 2014.
A dual alumna of Wayne State University, Yaprak earned her M.S. in computer engineering in 1984 and her Ph.D. in computer engineering in 1989.