Application Deadline: June 4, 2023
NIST’s Standards Coordination Office Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program (SCOCD CAP) is seeking applications to develop and incorporate undergraduate and graduate level curricula about documentary standards, standards development, and standardization into seminars, modules, courses, and learning resources using sustainable approaches that can be replicated and built upon. Accredited institutions of higher education located in the United States or its territories are eligible to apply. Applications may include proposed sub-awards or contracts with non-profits, commercial organizations and other U.S. institutions of higher education. Awards will range from $100,000 to $150,000 with a project performance period of up to three years. More details are available here.
January 12, 2023
The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) recently launched its Voluntary Codes and Standards website: Codes-and-Standards.org. The content includes original teaching guides, case studies, and video interviews with experts that detail the important ways that voluntary codes and standards interact with the law and public policy. All of the materials needed to support one or more class modules are provided and can be used to integrate the study of codes and standards into the curriculum of core and elective courses in law schools and public policy graduate programs. The modules are organized into five segments: (1) Introduction to Codes and Standards, which provides a general overview that instructors can use to supplement the other modules or adapt to meet any instructional need; (2) Standard Essential Patents, drawing on a case study of an intellectual property dispute between Microsoft and Motorola; (3) Incorporation by Reference, the process by which federal agencies build the standards developed by nongovernmental standard-setting organizations into their public regulations; (4) Risk Regulation, incorporating a lesson about private standards into the teaching of the Supreme Court’s Benzene decision; and (5) Federal Preemption, drawing on case studies of federal energy efficiency standards and state and local green building code requirements. Each module also includes selected readings, teaching notes, slides, supplemental videos, and discussion questions. This project, led by Cary Coglianese, PPR Director, was funded under the NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program.
November 28, 2022
RIT was recently awarded a grant to develop curricular modules on infrastructure improvement and resilience to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to standards. The modules will include case studies and simulation exercises that can be used in traditional classroom and online courses. The new curricula will be integrated into RIT degree programs in construction management, environmental sustainability, health and safety, and computing security, as well as smart grid and architectural engineering curriculum at partnering institutions.
September 22, 2022
NIST has made five awards totaling nearly $500,000 to support standards education in undergraduate and graduate level curricula. The disciplines supported by this year’s awards include aerospace; robotics; sustainability, infrastructure improvement and resilience; nanomaterials engineering; and building information modeling.
April 20, 2022
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to award funding for cooperative agreements for curricula development that will educate students about the impact, nature, and value of standards and standardization so they develop a strong understanding and appreciation for the role of standards in the domestic and global marketplace. The deadline to submit applications is June 14, 2022.