Education Liaison and Outreach

Committee Charter

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.


  1. Track and measure the impact of Metrology Ambassador outreach efforts. Communicate the value of the resources and present/publish “how to” conduct Ambassador efforts.  It is easy to complete and submit data for Event Tracking.
  2. Highlight and publish examples of Metrology Ambassador events and best practices.
  3. Develop and provide additional uniquely branded resources, training, and encouragement to facilitate: educator and student involvement in NCSLI Sections and section/member outreach to schools (K to 12) and universities as Metrology Ambassadors.
  4. Continue promoting the website and reinvigorate the associated blog site at  Continue social media efforts promoting metrology careers on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  5. Create lesson plans for Educational Metrology Kits for use by Metrology Ambassadors during Outreach efforts. Tailor lesson plans with the Metrology Kits to incorporate metrology concepts that meet various state educational standards.
  6. Identify and pursue strategic collaborations with professional organizations to foster metrology outreach and STEM outreach efforts as champions step forward. Expand internationally as opportunities are identified. Specifically: partner with ASQ-MQD to host a measurement sciences booth at the ASEE conference;  partner with ASQ-MQD and the STEP program to conduct outreach efforts.
  7. Compile examples of NCSLI member outreach and internships and develop an article or other publication on How to Conduct Effective Internships.
  8. Continue work to identify metrology concepts and skills required in the workforce and work with academia to integrate concepts and provide educational solutions (including work on job descriptions, career paths, university advisory groups, and academic accreditation bodies such as ABET).
  9. Host an “educator’s forum” at the Annual Workshop and Symposium and explore ideas for curricula resources and sharing of best practices among universities and outreach to universities.
Documents Ready for Download 

You Can Be a Metrology Ambassador 
(Adobe PDF Format)

Conversations with Metrology Ambassadors 
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Resources for Metrology Ambassadors 
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Planning an Outreach Event (August 2011)
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Measurement Science Resource List for Engineering
(Adobe PDF Format)

Careers in Metrology Poster 
(Adobe PDF Format)

NIST Guide to SI Units
(Adobe PDF Format)

Introduction to Metrology
(Adobe PDF Format)

Introduction to Metrology(Spanish)
(Adobe PDF Format)

Measurement Matters
(Adobe PDF Format)

Pocket Physics: A Handy Guide for Bright Stars
Published by: Institute of Physics, NPL/UK
(Adobe PDF Format)
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(Microsoft Power Point Presentation)