Standards play a very important part in the engineering world. They supplement the design process by guiding the designer or user to ensure consistent products with safe and reliable operation. Understanding and complying with pertinent standards helps to ensure a successful design, fabrication, and operation of a product. This book introduces the concept of standards and their impact and value.
This book includes a collection of standards-specific case studies that offer an opportunity to combine the teaching preferences of educators with the goals of the SEC (Standards Education Committee) and provide students with "real-world" insight into the technical, political, and economic arenas of engineering.
Video recordings of the workshop presentations are available for classroom use.
ANSI provided links to case studies, crossing a variety of disciplines, where standardization - either the concept or actual practice - helped in the resolution of real-world problems. With these examples, instructors can incorporate the case studies as a vehicle to stimulate class discussion of standardization in their discipline, along with the economic and/or operational consequences of addressing or not addressing the issues or needs. Also explored will be advantages and disadvantages of courses of action taken, along with alternatives.
World Standards Day Paper Competition invites participants to explain an aspect of standards and their use. Co-sponsored by SES (The Society for Standards Professionals) and the U.S. World Standards Day Planning Committee. Top Prize is $2,500!
The NIST Standards Services Group offers funding opportunities to strengthen education and learning about standards and standardization and support the integration of standards education into the undergraduate or graduate course curriculum in a meaningful way.
The ASTM International Graduate Scholarship is presented each year to as many as four high-potential graduate students, contingent upon merit and available funds. Each recipient of the Scholarship shall receive $10,000 to be used for their educational expenses.
ASTM International sponsors one student annually for a 10-week paid internship in the Washington Internships for Students of Engineering program. The selected intern participates in a 10-week summer program in Washington, D.C., to learn how government decisions are made on technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative/public policy decisions.
Upon request, ANSI can provide faculty with complimentary access to selected international standards (ISO and IEC) for use in curricula. The objective is to raise the awareness and impact of standards in their field of study.