ANSI works with its members, partners, and constituents across the standards community to develop education initiatives that highlight the economic, societal, and environmental benefits of standards to students, emerging professionals, and the general public. These responsive programs and activities are designed to engage students of all ages in the world of standards and conformity assessment and ensure the strength and efficacy of the next generation of U.S. standardization leaders.
ANSI, in conjunction with sponsor organizations from the standards community, hosts standards simulation competitions for teams of university students. These events offer a hands-on introduction to the actual standards development process, condensed into an exciting day of active learning. With the help of on-hand mentorship from academics and experts, student teams strive to impress the volunteer judges from across the standardization community with the strategy, collaboration, and negotiation needed to achieve their objective as a standards stakeholder.
In addition to those team competitions, ANSI often partners with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to host additional standards simulation exercises where individual students, rather than school teams, participate in the “development” of a standard.