As an organization committed to inspiring excellence in STEM education, we admire and applaud remarkable achievements. When we identify truly exceptional efforts by individuals, institutions or organizations, we honor them with one of five major awards.

“We are extremely fortunate to have these winners as part of the ABET family. Each of them has worked tirelessly and achieved a tremendous level of success improving the quality of STEM education worldwide and increasing access to higher education for all. Their recognition for excellence and commitment is well deserved.”

– Michael K. J. Milligan, ABET Executive Director & CEO


2018 Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service Award


ACM (Association of Computing Machinery)

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)



2018 ABET Fellow Award

Walter Buchanan

ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education)

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)

NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers)

SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineering)

Mohammad Hosni

ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education)

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)

ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

Stan Thomas

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)



2018 Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity and Inclusion

Ignatios Vakalis

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at California Polytechnic and State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.

NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technology)

ACM (Association of Computing Machinery)

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)


2018 ABET Innovation Award

Formula Hybrid Competition founded by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

Douglas A. Fraser, P.E., SAE and IEEE

Founding Director, Formula Hybrid Competition



About ABET

ABET is a forward-thinking, purpose-driven organization. All over the world, ABET accredits college and university technical programs committed to the quality of the education they provide their students.

Based in Baltimore, we are a global company, with over 4,000 programs in 31 countries in the areas of applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels.