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NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program Awardee (2016)


Standards are Everywhere: An Information Literacy Approach to Standards Education

To create an open-access, introductory-level, interactive online standards education program, on a platform that can easily be used by instructors anywhere and can provide transferrable credentials for students who complete the program. The program emphasizes understanding, locating, analyzing, and applying standards in the context of engineering and product design and supports ABET accreditation outcomes for student education in engineering and engineering technology. 

A paper was published about this award in the SES Journal and is available here: Standards are Everywhere: A Freely Available Introductory Online Educational Program on Standardization for Product DevelopmentMargaret Phillips, Paul McPherson, and Michael Fosmire (May/Jun 2018)

The contacts for this award are Margaret Phillips, phill201 [at]; Paul McPherson, pmcphers [at]; and Michael Fosmire, fosmire [at]


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This work was performed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Institute of Standards and Technology or the U.S. Department of Commerce.


Created October 18, 2018, Updated May 12, 2023