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Source: Raju Dandu, 785-826-2629, rdandu@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Carole Dawson, 785-826-2642, publicrelations@salina.ksu.edu

Thursday, March 18, 2010

K-STATE AT SALINA'S RAJU DANDU TO SERVE ON TECHNOLOGY ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

SALINA -- Raju Dandu, professor of engineering technology at Kansas State University at Salina, has been selected to serve on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Committee on Technology Accreditation.

Dandu's term will run for at least five years.

The committee has frontline responsibility for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' role in the accreditation of engineering technology degree programs through the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, the Accreditation Board for Technology and Engineering.

As a member of the committee, Dandu will help review matters related to accreditation criteria for mechanical engineering technology, drafting/design engineering technology and related-degree programs in the U.S.; develop and maintains a cadre of about 50 highly qualified program evaluators; and help support 25 to 60 on-campus evaluation visits each year.

Dandu has previously served as a mechanical engineering technology programs evaluator for ABET.

Dandu joined K-State at Salina in 1997 as an assistant professor and was promoted to full professor in 2008. Along with being active in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, he is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, Society of Automotive Engineers and Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in thermal and nuclear power engineering from Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia, and his doctorate in mechanical engineering from North Dakota State University.