The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded four grants to support standards education in undergraduate and graduate curricula. Since 2012, NIST’s Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program has awarded 27 grants for more than $1.6 million dollars. The FY 2017 Awardees are listed below:
Bowling Green State University | Incorporating Standards Education into the Digital Forensics Curriculum
Michigan State University | Promoting Scientific Literacy and Effective Citizenship Through Standards Education
Oklahoma State University | Understanding the Significance of Standards in Fire Protection and Related Fields
Texas A&M University – Kingsville | Curriculum Innovation Through the Integration of Manufacturing Related Materials and Quality Control Standards for Different Level Engineering Students from Freshmen to Graduates
One of the first requirements for a college, university or technical school graduate in launching his or her career in most of the so-called STEM careers, is an understanding of the technical and business standards that govern the application of products and the development of systems that assure safe and sustainable application of technology. Faculty who participate in this program guarantee a head start for their students. The deadline for the FY 2018 awards passed in April and the awardees will be announced by NIST on the home page for this program:
The deadline for the FY 2019 award cycle is sometime in April 2019.
We recommend direct communication with Mary Jo DiBernardo, NIST, Standards Coordination Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301.975.5503. We are happy to guide any faculty, student or staff through the stream of national and international regulations, codes, standards and open source consensus documents we keep pace with any day at 11 AM Eastern time. Use the login credentials at the upper right of our home page.
Posted September 29, 2017
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded five grants totaling more than $350,000 to support standards education in undergraduate and graduate curricula. Since 2012, NIST’s Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program has awarded 27 grants for more than $1.6 million dollars.
“It’s been gratifying watching the program grow and generate increased interest each year,” said Warren Merkel, chief of Standards Services in NIST’s Standards Coordination Office. “We received a record 49 applications this year, including many multidisciplinary approaches, with topics ranging from forensic science, additive manufacturing, law and engineering to electronic health records, cybersecurity, energy and more. This clearly demonstrates a growing awareness of the value of standards in everything we do and will truly benefit the students and U.S. industry.”
City University of New York, The City College (New York) – $70,000
Drexel University (Philadelphia) – $68,062
Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) – $64,682
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (Rochester, New York) – $74,938
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) – $75,000
More detailed information is available in the link below: