The NIST laboratory has over 1300 scientists and engineers formulating investigations, planning experiments, collecting data, analyzing data, and deriving scientific/ engineering conclusions. All of these scientific-method components may benefit from both the general and NIST-specific statistical principles and techniques developed over the years in conjunction with SED staff expertise/experience. The ultimate objective in statistical training is to assure valid, supportable, repeatable scientific/engineering conclusions while maximizing insight and minimizing experimentalist time/cost. It is the aim of SED training to maximize the leverage of the limited-size SED by putting the best statistical tools in the hands of the NIST scientist/engineer.
Example 1: NIST/SEMATECH Engineering Statistics Handbook (e-book)
- Audience : Semiconductor industry engineers, NIST scientists/engineers, general scientific/engineering/ industrial community.
- Objective: To provide a comprehensive and complete Internet-accessible on-line handbook of statistical methods (including experiment design) for (nominally) the semiconductor engineer but (in fact) for the broader science/engineering community.
Example 2: Experiment Design for Scientists and Engineers Short Course.
- Audience: NIST/industrial scientists and engineers.
- Objective: To provide state-of-the-art techniques for the construction and analysis of designed experiments in scientific/engineering applications.
Example 3: Statistics for Scientists Short Course Series.
- Audience: NIST scientists/engineers.
- Objective: To provide in-depth information on statistical methodology appropriate for NIST programs in SRM, calibration, science, and engineering.
Example 4: Professional Society Short Courses.
- Audience: Industrial and academic scientists and engineers.
- Objective: To provide detailed instruction on the latest statistical strategies/methods relevant to a specific scientific/engineering area.