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Science and technology standards have a huge impact on our lives. Technical standards keep us safe, enable technology to advance, and help businesses succeed. They quietly make the modern world tick and prevent technological problems. Inside these pages and in our registry, you will find information about standards and measurements that can enrich your educational experiences. You can also find out more about the educational opportunities we provide for students, teachers and lifelong learners. Happy exploring.

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NEST-R Resource Registry

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Metric Program

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Internships and Fellowships

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K-12 Curriculum Materials

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Meet the SI Superheroes

League of SI Superheroes Episode 4: Two Truths & a Lie
League of SI Superheroes Episode 4: Two Truths & a Lie

Who are your SI Superheroes?


Emerging from their environmentally shielded world headquarters at NIST, the SI superheroes are dedicated to the fight against uncertainty, imprecision, and inaccuracy and to improving the quality of our lives and the things we build.

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Featured Collections

Check out the resources NIST has to offer in these areas. And make sure to come back next month to check out resources in other collections.

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Fire Research


How Do You Measure It?

Much of the world around us would be a mystery without good measurements. Whether it’s the depth of the ocean, the nutrients in your cereal, or the age of dinosaur fossils, measurements enable us to learn about our world and make good decisions about what to do in everyday life. In our “How Do You Measure It?” web series, we answer questions that will help you better understand how our modern world works — and why good measurements play an important role in your life.

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