To support standards education in undergraduate and graduate level curricula, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program has awarded approximately $373,000 in grants to five universities nationwide.
The awards will help support the development of standards curricula in manufacturing, maritime design, and other areas. The recipients are Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, Georgia), Texas A&M University (Kingsville, Texas), University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona), and Webb Institute (Glen Cove, New York). NIST reports that the projects awarded under the program support curricula development to integrate content on documentary standards and standardization processes into courses, modules, seminars, and learning resources, including sustainable approaches, methods, and models that can be replicated and/or built upon by other educational programs into undergraduate and graduate curricula at U.S. colleges and universities.
“The Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program and its awardees are building a standards-capable workforce who recognize that the bridge between innovation and manufacturing and the global marketplace is standards,” said Gordon Gillerman, director of NIST’s Standards Coordination Office. “The diversity of the funded programs reflects the diverse areas of our lives that benefit from standards, including manufacturing, medical applications, engineering and marine vehicles.
Information on future and previous awards can be found on the NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program webpage, or contact Mary Jo DiBernardo via email.
[Read the full NIST release].
ANSI Supports Standards Education
To support effective participation in domestic and international activities, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is committed to fostering and supporting standardization education efforts for participants at all levels. In its oversight of various educational initiatives, the ANSI Committee on Education (COE) leads various activities and interactive workshops to raise awareness of standards education within campus communities: