Stan Thomas has been honored with the 2018 Fellow of ABET Award, joining a group of individuals, institutions and programs known for driving excellence in STEM higher education. The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is a non-governmental organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.
At Wake Forest, Thomas is associate professor of computer science; he formerly chaired that department.
The Fellow of ABET Award recognizes U.S.-based educational units, individuals, associations and firms for extraordinary success in achieving diversity in the technological segments of society.
An ABET video recognizing Thomas is available online.
Thomas became a CSAC program program evaluator in 1996, and after a merger with ABET, he continued to serve as an ABET program evaluator, team chair and member of the Computing Accreditation Commission.
“As I reflect on the incredible accomplishments of this year’s winners, I am amazed by their determination, creativity and commitment to their colleagues, research and STEM education. They are truly taking our field into the future,” said Michael Milligan, executive director and CEO of ABET. “We are building a better world, together, and by doing so, we are inspiring more students to be the positive change makers of society.”