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NIST Awards Funding to Eight Universities to Advance Standards Education


To support standards education in undergraduate and graduate level curricula, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program has granted eight awards totaling $1,156,973 to schools and universities across the U.S.

The awards will help support curricula development in an effort to “integrate content on documentary standards and standardization processes into courses, modules, seminars, and learning resources, including sustainable approaches that can be replicated and built upon by other educational programs,” NIST reports. The recipients are Colorado School of Mines, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Purdue University, Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, University of Illinois Chicago, and University of South Alabama.

Since 2012, NIST’s Standards Coordination Office Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program has received 255 applications and made 54 awards totaling over $4.3 million. Information on future and previous awards can be found on the NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program webpage.

Read the full NIST release.

More Resources to Support Standards Education!

To support effective participation in domestic and international activities, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is committed to fostering standardization education for learners at all levels, with many initiatives led by the Institute’s Committee on Education (COE).


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