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Standards are Everywhere: Educational Resources


Welcome to the Standards are Everywhere: An Information Literacy Approach to Standards Education Project 
This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standards Services Development Cooperative Agreement Program award 70NANB16H261.

Standards are Everywhere: An Information Literacy Approach to Standards Education

   Introduction icon       Introdution: Let's get started!

Module one icon      Module 1 An Overview of Standards for Product Design Needs (16:01)

 Module two icon        Module 2 Anatomy of a Standard (10:40)

Module three icon Module 3 Discovering and Locating Standards (13:07)

   Module four icon       Module 4 Standards in Everyday Objects (3:45)

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Search for standards case studies created by undergraduate engineering technology students.

To demonstrate expertise with standards, Purdue students are eligible to complete these badges.

Technical Standards Explorer icon                                   Technical Standards Integrator icon

  • Standards Explorer is a Developing level badge, indicating mastery of basic principles of technical standards
  • Standards Integrator is a Proficient level badge, indicating the ability to apply information from technical standards to make decisions

    Contact Prof. Margaret Phillips ( to get started earning these badges.

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Terms of Use

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license (CC BY-NC-SA). Created by Margaret Phillips, Michael Fosmire, Paul McPherson, Aly Edmonson and Sam Gulati. Created June 17, 2017.

Project Contacts

Project PI:
Margaret Phillips
Purdue Libraries
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Project Co-PI's:
Michael Fosmire
​Purdue Libraries
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Paul McPherson
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
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