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2021 B. Stephen Carpenter Award


Ms. Bruce,  NIST’s first Quality Manager, is recognized for her work in modernizing and leading the implementation of NIST’s quality management system across NIST laboratories; her leadership of the Inter-American Metrology Organization’s (SIM) Quality System Task Force;  and her efforts in advancing the information systems of the Bureau International des Poids et Measures (BIPM) during an onsite detail. Quality management systems such as NIST’s are a necessary component for the recognition of national measurement competencies. Ms. Bruce’s contributions serve as a role model for quality managers of national metrology institutes internationally. Her outstanding leadership and contributions prompted Ms. Bruce’s nomination and election to chair the SIM Quality System Task Force.


Sally Bruce

Physical Scientist
Laboratory Programs