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USA Science & Engineering Expo Winners

For Immediate Release: October 25, 2010

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Contact: Jennifer Huergo

Thank you to everyone who visited the NIST booth at the USA Science & Engineering Expo! We hope you enjoyed learning about measurement science and all of the amazing work our researchers do.

visitors to the NIST booth at USA Science & Engineering Expo

NIST writer and social media coordinator Mark Esser illustrates the importance of accurate measurement to a curious expo patron.

Three people proved themselves to be measurement experts at our "How Good a Ruler Are You?" measurement challenge. They have each won a personal tour of NIST's laboratories in Gaithersburg, Md., with up to nine of their friends and family.

The Winners:

Hope Rosner and Bella Femia accurately estimated the weight of 20 "golden" paperclips to be 9.2 grams (they weigh 9.256 grams +/- 0.001 mg, to be exact).

Clare Singer came closest to the correct measurement for the distance between two lines on our pre-measured metal bar. She estimated the distance to be 804.06 millimeters (the actual distance was 807.02 mm +/- 0.20 mm).

visitors to the NIST booth at USA Science & Engineering Expo

NIST tour director Jennifer Huergo helps expo-goers construct origami sundial wristwatches.

Thanks to everyone for participating!

If you see your name here, please contact Jennifer Huergo at (301) 975-6343 or Jennifer.Huergo@nist.gov to make arrangements for your tour.

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