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P3 and Standards Developers

Why Participation in P3 is Important to SDOs

The P3 project is the perfect tie-in to the United States Standards Strategy.

This project also helps to advance a goal of the ANSI Committee on Education to raise awareness of standards and incorporate standards-related information into the curriculum of colleges and universities. All who are involved agree that a better understanding of the importance of standards – both in the design experience and in practice in the working world – benefits students in every discipline. Even a rudimentary understanding of standardization and the assessment of conformity will give the future workforce a competitive edge when entering the marketplace and will pave the way for a stronger reliance.

“By providing standards-related information and resources to these student teams and their faculty advisors, we are defining a ‘real-world’ relationship between design, standards and conformity assessment,” explained Dr. William E. Kelly, professor of civil engineering at The Catholic University of America and chair of the ANSI committee on education.

View the complete list of 2009/2010 P3 Award Design Team projects.

What SDOs Can Do To Help

A key component of this initiative is the enhancement of the online "Standards Resource Guide" where faculty and students can locate specific standards information, resources and contacts at standard developing organizations

How SDOs can help:

Review the comprehensive list of P3 Award Design Projects.

What SDOs Might Wish to Provide to P3 Design Teams

The following list is offered as a suggestion only; this does not imply a requirement or expectation on the part of any SDO:

  • Information on your organization
  • Standards and related technical documents
  • Historical documentations
  • Draft standards, work items under development, and related technical committee documents
  • Access to subject matter experts and/or committees
  • Information, training or educational resources on specific standards and/or work items

American National Standards Institute
Education and Training Services

Environmental Protection Agency
P3 Award Program

Julie Zimmerman
Office of Research and Development
Telephone: 202.343.9689

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