164 - Education Liaison and Outreach
Provide multiple forums for educators at all levels of the educational pipeline to interact on topics related to metrology learning and development, to encourage sharing of ideas and resources, and to help ensure that metrology stakeholder educational needs are met. Ensure awareness of metrology, measurement sciences, and needs for calibration and standards in such a way that it is readily recognized by educators, students, related professional organizations, and the general public through the Metrology Ambassador program. Develop and support initiatives and programs enabling world-wide Metrology Learning & Development.
164.1 - K to 12 Outreach
This subcommittee is responsible for interactions among the K to 12 communities, including teachers and students, through participation in the Metrology Ambassador program. The committee will develop and assess hands-on learning activities that are consistent with applicable educational standards and share ideas and best practices among the Metrology Ambassadors. Additional projects may include: collection and distribution of instructional resources, a periodic "bring your own demonstration" to share needs and ideas in conference settings, and will leverage outreach to teachers and students through local events where Ambassadors are already champions.
164.2 - University Outreach
This subcommittee is responsible for University interactions, including those associated with outreach events in the Metrology Ambassador program; internship opportunities, curriculum assessment and input, as well as review of accreditation criteria (e.g., ABET criteria for Engineering). The 164.2 subcommittee works with the Chairs of the Scholarships and Grants committees (162, 165, 166) to ensure collaboration in outreach efforts, and works with the 163 committee to consider workforce development and human resource issues such as job task analyses and job descriptions where workplace needs are shared with the universities. Additional projects may include: collection and distribution of instructional resources, a periodic educator's forum to share needs and ideas, collaboration with university advisory groups to ensure that measurement and standards concepts are included in the curricula.