P3 and Standards Developers
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.
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
How SDOs can help:
Review the comprehensive list of
P3 Award Design Projects.
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
Draft standards, work items under development, and related technical committee
Access to subject matter experts and/or committees
Information, training or educational resources on specific standards and/or
American National Standards Institute
Education and Training Services
Environmental Protection Agency
P3 Award Program
Office of Research and Development