In a new incentive to boost community collaboration this year, ANSI and seven participating ANSI member organizations created the "U.S. Standardization System Passport" activity, which encouraged attendees to collect stamps by visiting each of the eight organizations' festival booths. Over 260 students who presented "completed" passports won a $10 Target gift card for their efforts. Participating ANSI member organizations included:
Other giveaways included crayons displaying conformance to the ASTM D4236 standard for safe art supplies donated by ASTM International, an ANSI member and audited designator, as well as notebooks, flyers, and posters created by ANSI. ANSI developed its theme and materials through the support of its Committee on Education (CoE) and the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
ANSI regularly contributes to such educational efforts to foster the next generation of professionals, as standards are closely tied to STEM careers. Please visit www.ansi.org/students for additional ongoing educational initiatives.