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Shelby Bowers (Fed)

Communications Specialist

Shelby Bowers (formerly Geraci) is the Communications Specialist for the Material Measurement Laboratory (MML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In her role, she edits and publishes the laboratory's newsletter through the GovDelivery platform; oversees the laboratory's internal and external website content through the Drupal content management system; and coordinates and hosts the laboratory's office hours. Shelby serves as the Information Coordinator for MML and is a member of the NIST Website Taxonomy Committee. She is also the laboratory's primary account manager for Slido, Adobe Stock, Google Analytics, and the internal NIST YouTube. 

Prior to her time in MML, Shelby worked in the NIST Office of Weights and Measures (OWM), in the role of Publications Coordinator, where she edited, formatted, and published OWM's newsletter and NIST Handbooks 44, 130, 133, and the NCWM Annual Report. 

Shelby holds a master's degree in Communications and has a decade of experience working in communications in the realms of government, corporate, and higher education. In her spare time, she also adjunct teaches communications and writing courses online.


  • Presidential Award, Maryland Recreation and Parks Association (2021)
  • Member of the Quarter Award, Maryland Recreation and Parks Association (2020)
  • The Chair’s Award for Innovation and Acts of Exceptional Contributions, M-NCPPC (2020)
  • Performance Recognition Award, Montgomery Parks (2019)



Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods

Tina G. Butcher, David Sefcik, Lisa Warfield, Elizabeth Benham, Shelby Bowers, Katrice Lippa
This handbook has been prepared as a procedural guide for the compliance testing of net content statements on packaged goods. Compliance testing of packaged

Report of the 105th & 106th National Conference on Weights and Measures

Shelby Bowers, Yvonne Branden, Tina G. Butcher, Richard A. Harshman, Gloria Diane Lee, David Sefcik, Lisa Warfield
The 105th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) was held virtually July 12 - 16, 2020. The 106th Annual Meeting of the
Created April 28, 2021, Updated May 28, 2024