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Virginia Tech Diversity Program Wins 2010 ABET Award
February 9, 2011

Virginia Tech’s Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity, directed by Bevlee Watford, is a 2010 winner of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology’s (ABET) national Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity.


Bevlee Watford

In making the award, ABET praised the center for its “successful development and ongoing operation of programs to provide encouragement and support for diversity in engineering through pre-college programs, recruiting efforts for prospective students, and programs to support current underrepresented engineering students.”

Dr. Watford, currently serving as the interim department head of engineering education in the College of Engineering, founded the center in 1992. Since that time, the office has grown and expanded its efforts to provide encouragement and support to engineering students, focusing on the under-represented population.

Dr. Watford’s goals in creating the center program included: increasing the diversity of the engineering students; promoting the field of engineering as an exciting and rewarding career path; and providing academic, professional and personal support programs.

To achieve these goals and more, she developed the following: Imagination for middle school children; C-Tech2 for high school level youngsters; and mentoring and residential programs for students enrolled in engineering. Each program is unique, designed to enhance the engineering experience, recruit and, retain the best students from all age groups.

ABET is the recognized accrediting body for colleges and universities in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. The award is named for the late Felbinger who was a leader in the promotion of diversity initiatives for technical fields.


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