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ABET Names NJIT Civil Engineer and Fellow to Prestigious Commission

A Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and university lecturer at NJIT, John A. Wiggins, of Union Township, was appointed for the 2012-2013 accreditation cycle to the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  Wiggins will serve on the commission as a representative of the American Society of Civil Engineers. 

Wiggins teaches in the department of engineering technology in NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering.  A licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, he is also licensed in New Jersey as both a professional planner and attorney.

Before joining NJIT, Wiggins served as the municipal engineer and director of public works for several New Jersey municipalities. He has maintained an active professional practice in municipal engineering and since 1988 has been chair of the New Jersey Municipal Engineering Institute, a continuing education program designed to assist professional engineers in the practice of municipal engineering.

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.