The Material Measurement Lab at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes certified reference materials for steel composition, hardness, and toughness that help producers control quality and performance aspects during manufacturing, and give buyers confidence that products meet their specifications.
April 8-14 marks this year’s National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, when we take time to appreciate and thank the dedicated professionals who staff the thousands of 911 centers throughout the nation. These devoted public servants work quietly on the front lines of emergencies, serving as “the first of our first responders.”
Through the use of NOAA’s Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®), super-sized ships coming through the recently expanded Panama Canal can now more safely and efficiently enter the Miami seaport.
I’ve never been as engaged in Women’s History Month as I have this year. I’ve been tweeting about it almost daily. I love the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work women are doing now, but also what they’ve done in the past that has not been celebrated for decades—or for centuries!
When I explain my job to someone new, I normally start by talking about the forensics work – because it’s so interesting. If the police confiscate your computer or phone, wouldn’t you want to know that the tools and techniques they use to understand the evidence on those devices work correctly?
Coming on the heels of Secretary Ross’s announcement of a new initiative to support space commerce, space-focused professionals filled the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on March 12th – 15th for the satellite industry’s annual meeting.
It is because of the lessons learned in my youth, that I believe and live by the words, “Unto whom much is given, much is required.” I apply them in every aspect of my life, by reaching back and giving my time and talents to help others succeed.