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San Jose State University Research Foundation

San Jose Research Foundation

NIST Standards Services Group Education Challenge Grant Awardee (2012)

San Jose State University developed course materials on standards and standardization that can be integrated into existing course curriculum supporting business systems education and policy. The materials include case studies, supplemental materials, student study and discussion questions, and teaching notes to guide faculty. Students are introduced to standards in existing business and policy courses, thereby allowing the materials developed to be utilized without modification to the current syllabi. Part 1 includes the discussion of the approach and lessons learned from the implementation of the case studies. Part 2 provides the case studies and teaching notes.  

The final summary paper for this award is available here

SJSU Case Study: Incompatible in Mobile Chargers - Need Based or Strategic? 
Dr. Stephen K. Kwan, Nitin Aggarwal, David Law, IEEE Standards University, May 30, 2016

The contacts for this award are Stephen Kwan, stephen.kwan [at] (stephen[dot]kwan[at]sjsu[dot]edu) and Nitin Aggarwal, nitin.aggarwal [at] (nitin[dot]aggarwal[at]sjsu[dot]edu).


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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.



  • NIST Standards Coordination Office Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program
Created September 12, 2018, Updated July 20, 2023