A NIST Industry-Academic Workshop
Sustainability is a significant and growing area of focus for US industry confronting increased materials and energy costs and heightened expectations from their customers, investors, and communities to address environmental and societal needs. In response, companies are seeking ways to measure, verify, benchmark, communicate and guide usage and impact across full product lifecycles and complex production and distribution systems and supply chains.
Sustainability is addressed in higher education through a variety of comprehensive and interdisciplinary programs, however, the enabling role of technical standards is often absent. This 1.5 day workshops will explore what these standards are, how they are developing and how standards can be addressed in teaching.
Date: Wednesday, May 17 (10:00 am-5:00 pm) and Thursday, May 18 (8:30 am-12:30 pm)
Location: Michigan State University, Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing, MI
About NIST Industry Academic Workshops
This event is sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Standards Coordination Office, NSF International, Michigan State University and Northwestern University.
Since 2014 NIST Industry Academic workshops have addressed the underlying role of standards and standardization in rapidly evolving business and industry sectors. Earlier workshops focused on smart systems; cybersecurity; supply chain operations, strategy and infrastructure; and the digital economy.