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Workshop/Training Courses

Pre-Registration is required.  Registration is closed. 

Monday May 15th, there will be a workshop for new pressure metrologists at NIST. Please note that transportation to NIST is not provided, however attendees can take the METRO (DC subway system) that picks up behind the hotel and take it north to Shady Grove station. There is a NIST shuttle that operates every 30 minutes from Shady grove METRO station. 

Please Note - Lunch is not included and can be purchased at NIST or off campus.   

Available Courses: 

  • Introduction to Optical Pressure Standards (8:30 am to 5 pm) – Instructor: Jacob Ricker (Jacob.ricker [at] (Jacob[dot]ricker[at]nist[dot]gov))  
    • This course is designed for pressure metrologists who are new to optical pressure standards and Laser metrology. The course will cover design of an optical cavity, laser safety, beam propagation, and a hands-on portion on beam alignment.  

  • ​​Introduction to Vacuum Systems and Measurement (8:30 am to 12 pm) – Instructor: Jay Hendricks (Jayh [at] (Jayh[at]nist[dot]gov))   
    • This course is designed for metrologists who are new to vacuum measurement and operations. Course will cover vacuum sensors and their operation along with assembly of simple laser calibration system.  

  • ​​Introduction to Hydraulic and Pneumatic Piston Gauges (1 pm to 5 pm) – Instructor: Mayckol Jesid Morales Castro (mmorales [at] (mmorales[at]inm[dot]gov[dot]co)) & Chris Meyer (christopher.meyer [at] (christopher[dot]meyer[at]nist[dot]gov))  
    • This course is designed for metrologists who are new to piston gauges or would like to learn more about their operation and uncertainty. The course will include a simple hands-on session operating a piston gauge
Created February 2, 2023, Updated May 10, 2023