Searching for a Summer internship? Interested in gaining valuable, hands-on experience, working with cutting edge technology in one of the world’s leading research organizations? Want to advance measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life? If you answered yes-clear your schedule! A webinar is being hosted on January 9, 2020 (12-1:30 PM Eastern Time) for students to learn more about the National Institute Standards and Technology (NIST) and provide tips to submit a competitive application to the SURF Program.
NIST: NIST is one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. Congress established the agency to remove a major challenge to U.S. industrial competitiveness at the time—a second-rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind the capabilities of the United Kingdom, Germany, and other economic rivals. From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, 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. Today, NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies to the largest and most complex of human-made creations—from nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hair up to earthquake-resistant skyscrapers and global communication networks.