In line with the U.S. commitment to help Guyana efficiently manage the anticipated oil revenues for the benefit of the Guyanese people, U.S. Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch welcomed Fulbright U.S. Scholar Dr. Norman Munroe of Florida International University (FIU) to Guyana to pursue ABET Accreditation of Engineering programs, including the recently introduced Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering & Technology at the University of Guyana.
Dr. Munroe will pursue accreditation of engineering programs at the University of Guyana by the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET) as part of a project to transition the Faculty of Engineering & Technology along a path of Global excellence in Engineering. ABET accreditation is recognized worldwide through international agreements and it provides assurance that programs meet the global quality standards of the engineering profession. Graduates from an ABET accredited program have a solid educational foundation and are capable of leading the way in innovation, emerging technologies, and in anticipating the environmental and safety needs of the public. While in Guyana, Professor Munroe will also seek to initiate research on the prevention of corrosion of pipelines in the Oil & Gas industry that he is currently conducting in his laboratory at FIU.
Professor Munroe is one of over 800 U.S. citizens globally who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2019-2020 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields. He is the 5th Fulbright Scholar to work in Guyana since 2015.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is designed to build lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.