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ANSI and NIST Announce University Winners of International Standards Competition during World Standards Week


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are pleased to recognize the students and faculty advisor from Purdue University for their first-place finish at the joint ANSI-NIST international standards simulation competition held on Monday, October 24, 2016. The University of Maryland team finished in a close second.

ANSI and NIST congratulate and thank all the students, faculty advisors, and participants for the energy and intellect they contributed to the highly successful event.

The competition brought university teams together to develop a new, fictional globally relevant voluntary standard related to industrial communication systems during a simulated session, which tested each participant’s strategy and negotiation skills.

The event was part of the World Standards Week (WSW) series of meetings and celebrations hosted annually by ANSI, coordinator of the U.S. voluntary standardization system.

World Standards Week

World Standards Week, held this year from October 24-28, is an annual event where members of the standards and conformity assessment community come together in the spirit of cooperation and collaboration. For more information, including registration for other WSW events and details on all meetings and conferences, visit

Follow the World Standards Week conversation on ANSI's Twitter @ansidotorg or via #standardsweek.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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