Standards are Everywhere: An Information Literacy Approach to Standards Education


Standards are Everywhere is an open, comprehensive standards education platform, complete with online tutorials, a database of student produced case studies, assessments, and micro-credentialing.

Technical standards (e.g. ASTM, ASME, IEEE) are key resources for engineering and engineering technology students to gain experience with in their undergraduate programs. The importance of standards education for engineers and technologists is expressed in ABET EAC (related to 2016-17 general criteria student outcomes “c”, “h”, and “i”) and ETAC criteria (related to 2016-17 general criteria student outcomes “c” and “f”, MET program criterion “h,” and EET program criterion “a”) and the United States Standards Strategy (USSS). Additionally, employers expect new graduates to be familiar with using and locating standards for their work.

This project was funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standards Services Development Cooperative Agreement Program award 70NANB16H261.


information literacy, technical standards

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