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National Institute of Standards and Technology

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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.

 

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

Long-Term Corrosion Protection of Existing Hydraulic Steel Structures – Stage 1

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Can you help us beat corrosion, the Grim Reaper of steel structures?

Open UntilSep 05, 2017

Face Recognition Prize Challenge

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Do you have the most accurate unconstrained face recognition algorithm?

Closed OnJun 15, 2017

Arsenic Sensor Challenge – Stage 1

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Help improve arsenic sensing in water

Closed OnMar 13, 2017

Government-wide Earth Day Hackathon

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Join us at our Government-wide Earth Day Hackathon, let's work together to keep our Earth Green and Clean.

Closed OnApr 22, 2016

Nutrient Sensor Challenge Phase 2: Technology Evaluations and Award Selections

National Institute of Standards and Technology

The Nutrient Sensor Challenge will accelerate the development and deployment of affordable nutrient sensors to reduce the cost and complexity of collecting nutrient data and allow for better measurement and tracking of nutrients throughout ecosystems. The Challenging Nutrients Coalition includes NOAA, USGS, and NIST.

Closed OnDec 18, 2015

Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge

National Institute of Standards and Technology

We are seeking novel uses of accessible digital data to advance Materials Science and Engineering knowledge to accelerate the transition to industrial applications

Closed OnMar 31, 2016

Nutrient Sensor Challenge

National Institute of Standards and Technology

The Nutrient Sensor Challenge will accelerate the development and deployment of affordable nutrient sensors to reduce the cost and complexity of collecting nutrient data and allow for better measurement and tracking of nutrients throughout ecosystems. The Challenging Nutrients Coalition includes NOAA, USGS, and NIST.

Closed OnMar 16, 2015