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Grace Waters poses smiling in the lab, leaning against a desk with a computer monitor showing data and graphs.
NIST intern Grace Waters did a college project measuring the light from stars. Here at NIST, she’s measuring UV light for disinfection.
Credit: NIST

From high school students to postdoctoral researchers, NIST’s Academic Affairs Office helps to develop a diverse next generation of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.

Our roles include: 

  • Helping Americans understand and appreciate measurement science and standards 
  • Developing the next generation of NIST researchers 
  • Supporting administration and Department of Commerce science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs

Our Programs

Whatever stage of your career or interests, we have programs for you. Learn about our programs for: 

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  • NIST Academic Affairs Office
    100 Bureau Drive
    Mail Stop 1090
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1090