Another West Virginia University engineering professor is reaching out beyond the classroom and making an impact on education and the future of the industry.

Samuel Ameri, chair and professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering, has been appointed to serve on the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology board of directors.

Ameri said he was humbled and surprised by his appointment to the board of directors of ABET.

“It is my policy and vision to assure that all students continue to study in a stimulating, innovative and high quality environment in order to gain the best engineering education possible,” said Ameri. “I am proud of WVU because it continuously creates an environment where there is a tremendous opportunity relative to the professional development for the faculty such as myself.”

The ABET board of directors is a federation of 30 professional engineering and technical societies represented by 38 board members.

ABET accreditation ensures that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. ABET continues to provide world leadership in assuring quality and in stimulating innovation in applied science, computing, engineering and technology education.

Ameri was appointed as a representative from the Society of Petroleum Engineers. His term officially began in the fall of 2010. His main duties will be to attend board meetings and to review and approve accreditation criteria. The board members also elect officers, approve the annual budget and fees and approve the criteria assessment formula.



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Nicole Riggleman
Interim Coordinator of College Relations
College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
(304) 293-4257