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National Institute of Standards and Technology

Agency Info

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; www.nist.gov) is a non-regulatory Federal agency within the United States Department of Commerce. Founded in 1901 and now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST is one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. Congress established the agency to remove a major handicap 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. Today, NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies—nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hair—to the largest and most complex of human-made creations, from earthquake-resistant skyscrapers to wide-body jetliners to global communication networks.

 

The Unlinkable Data Challenge: Advancing Methods in Differential Privacy

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Propose a mechanism to protect personally identifiable information while maintaining a dataset's utility

Closed OnAug 02, 2018

2018 RAMP: Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Building up a US manufacturing resource!

Closed OnApr 21, 2018

ARIAC

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Build your own robot control software and win up to $10,000!

Closed OnMay 17, 2018

The Unmanned Aerial Systems Flight and Payload Challenge

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Increase UAS flight time and versatility

Closed OnJan 29, 2018

Virtual Reality Heads-Up-Display Navigation Challenge

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Create HUD concept with Location-Based Services (LBS) capabilities in a VR environment

Closed OnJan 29, 2018

NIST The Future of Public Safety Technology 100k Video Series

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Inspire Americans everywhere to help develop the Public Safety communications technology of tomorrow with a Video series

Closed OnSep 07, 2017

NIST Virtual Public Safety Test Environment Challenge

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Design a physical measurement environment that uses immersive virtual reality tools for testing new first responder technologies.

Closed OnMay 03, 2017

PerfLoc Prize Competition

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Develop an indoor localization and tracking app using NIST test data!

Closed OnJan 17, 2018

2017 RAMP: Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Ramp up the use of manufacturing standards!

Closed OnApr 17, 2017

Federal Impact Assessment Challenge

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Tell the best story about the impact of technologies developed by the Federal government!

Closed OnMar 31, 2017

Reference Data Challenge

National Institute of Standards and Technology

You know code. Scientists know data. Build an app to put scientific reference data into the hands of those who need it!

Closed OnSep 28, 2015

Head Health Challenge III: Advanced Materials for Impact Mitigation

National Institute of Standards and Technology

The National Football League, Under Armour, GE, and the National Institute of Standards & Technology have established this joint effort to advance the state-of-the-art in advanced materials for impact mitigation. The sponsors seek to stimulate the development of a range of materials that provide excellent energy absorbing and energy dissipating properties.

Closed OnMar 13, 2015