Brief Intro

From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nano-materials, and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement, and standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Industry Partners

  • Jason Koehn, The Boeing Company
  • Jeff Gust, Fluke Corporation
  • Kelly Anderson, Lockheed Martin
  • Andrew Balasa, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • Mark Foxworth, Greysam Industrial Services
  • Steve Kidd, CimTech
  • Kristina Hayek & AJ Schuehle, Hexcel Corporation

Colleges & Faculty

  • Dennis Lewis/Faculty, North Seattle College
  • Jeff Purdy/Faculty, Shoreline College
  • Stan Jirak/Faculty, Everett Community College
  • Peter Welty & Dennis Candelaria/Faculty, Lake Washington Institute of Technology
  • Craig Seybold/Faculty, Olympic College

Grant Detail

Awarded in August 2014, NIST sent out the following award announcement:

Everett Community College, Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing, Everett, Wash. ($65,515)

Working with industry subject matter experts, Everett Community College’s grant will go toward developing a course curriculum on measurement science that will be embedded in their advanced manufacturing and aerospace programs that produce skilled workers for the U.S. aviation and aerospace industry. A short-term course certificate will also be introduced.

Short Stack-able Certificate in Measurement Science

MEAS 101, entitled “Fundamentals of Measurement Science,” is a 3-credit common course designed to measure core competencies. Students then have an option for an additional 5-credit course (including lab credits) in either machining or electronics.

Fundamentals of measurement science stackable certificates diagram

Course outlines: