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Taking Measure

Just a Standard Blog

Carol Hockert

Carol Hockert is the former chief of the Office of Weights and Measures at NIST, which provides technical expertise, training, international perspective and representation, and oversight to the U.S. legal metrology infrastructure. She also serves as the executive secretary for the National Conference on Weights and Measures. When she’s not busy juggling her professional responsibilities, Carol devotes time to managing the family foundation.

Weighing My Career as a Metrologist

As happens with most every metrologist I know, I fell into metrology (the science of measurement) quite by accident. My degree was in chemical engineering, and