UWSP paper science, chemical engineering programs accredited

Metro Wire Staff

The UWSP bachelor’s degree programs in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering have both been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

“Our paper science and engineering graduates have been making a difference in the paper and allied chemical industries since the early 1970s,” said Professor Karyn Biasca, chair of the Paper Science and Chemical Engineering Department, said in a news release on Wednesday. “Our chemical engineering program enrolled its first students in 2016. We are delighted that our paper science and engineering and chemical engineering bachelor’s degree programs are both now ABET-accredited.”

Sought worldwide, ABET’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance.

Developed by technical professionals from ABET’s member societies, ABET criteria focus on what students experience and learn. ABET accreditation reviews look at program curricula, faculty, facilities, and institutional support and are conducted by teams of highly skilled professionals from industry, academia, and government, with expertise in the ABET disciplines.

ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization with ISO 9001:2015 certification. It currently accredits 4,307 programs at 846 colleges and universities in 41 countries and areas. More information about ABET, its member societies and the accreditation criteria used to evaluate programs can be found at www.abet.org.

For more information about UW-Stevens Point bachelor’s degree programs in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering, visit www.uwsp.edu/papersci.

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