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NIST Workshop to address standardization education.

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April 6, 2009 - Scheduled for May 8, 2009 and supported by ANSI Committee on Education, workshop on Promoting Education about Standardization in America will address existing course offerings on standardization and lessons learned from both academic and industry representatives. Participants will have opportunity to discuss different pedagogical alternatives and future strategies for developing, delivering, and promoting standards education curricula in North America.

American National Standards Institute - New York, NY

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Upcoming NIST Workshop to Address Standardization Education

Press release date: March 30, 2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it will hold a workshop on Promoting Education about Standardization in America. The event will take place on May 8, 2009, in Gaithersburg, MD. Supported by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Committee on Education (CoE), the workshop will address existing course offerings on standardization and lessons learned from both academic and industry representatives. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss different pedagogical alternatives and future strategies for developing, delivering, and promoting standards education curricula in North America. Following opening remarks by Belinda Collins, Ph.D., of NIST and a global overview of standards education initiatives by John Hill, secretariat of the International Cooperation for Education about Standardization (ICES), the workshop will be divided into four panels according to the draft agenda: Panel 1: U.S. Academic Standards Courses
Moderator: Don Purcell, Chairman, Center for Global Standards Analysis Panel 2: Approaches to Teaching Standards
Moderator: John Bagby, Penn State University Panel 3: Industry/Standards Developing Organization (SDO) View
Moderator: Jim Olshefsky, ASTM International Panel 4: Forward Thinking for Standards Education
Moderator: D. Linda Garcia, Ph.D., Georgetown University All interested stakeholders are invited to attend this free event. Registration is required. Promoting Education about Standardization in America is being co-sponsored by ANSI and ASTM International.

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