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Education and Training: Overview

Introduction SED provides education and training in a variety of ways.
  1. Short courses at NIST
  2. Web based
  3. Professional society short courses and workshops
  4. SED sponsered seminars and talks by SED staff
Short Courses: Statistics for Scientists and Engineers SED has reinstituted the series of statistics short courses known as Statistics for Scientists and Engineers. These courses target NIST staff, although they typically draw attendees from outside of NIST as well (both Other Agency and private corporate). The courses are of varying duration and depth, but are designed to cover statistics, probability, data analysis, and statistical computing topics deemed to be relevant to NIST at a level appropriate for NIST staff from technician to senior PhD level.

Each course covers one major area or aspect of statistics, with an emphasis on applications to NIST scientific and engineering problems. The objective of each course is to help researchers recognize opportunities for the use of particular statistical methods and to offer practical guidance in their application.

Web Based Training In addition to short courses, SED provides web based training in the form of the NIST/SEMATECH Engineering Statistics Handbook.

Course notes for some of the short courses in the Statistics for Scientists and Engineers series may also be available on the web.

Professional Society Short Courses and Workshops The NIST scientists/engineers whom SED staff consult with belong to a variety of discipline-specific professional societies. To assist in the transfer of methodology to external professionals who rely on NIST services and expertise, SED staff and NIST clients have collaborated in presenting a variety of discipline-specific short courses at (or in conjunction with) various professional societies. These short-courses (e.g., Uncertainty Analysis Techniques, Data Mining, etc.) have been particularly well received and have served to reach out to the broader scientific community.

In addition to short courses, SED at times sponsors or co-sponsors workshops and conferences. SED staff also participate in various industry sponsored workshops.

The following is a list of recent workshops and workshops that will be given in the near future:

  • W. F. Guthrie (with R. Watters (TS)): Workshop on Uncertainty Estimation in Chemical Measurements, Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Orlando, FL March 2003.

  • W. F. Guthrie and Richard Evans (University of Iowa)): Using WinBUGS for Bayesian Analysis of Industrial and Physical Science Data, Joint Statistical Meetings, New York, NY, August, 2002.

  • H. K. Liu, Uncertainty Analysis with Case Studies, National Metrology Institute of Japan, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan, April, 9, 2002.

  • W. F. Guthrie (with R. Watters (TS)): Workshop on Uncertainty Estimation in Chemical Measurements, SIM Chemical Working Group Meeting, Santiago, Chile, October 16-17, 2001.

  • W. F. Guthrie (with R. Watters (TS)): Workshop on Uncertainty Estimation in Chemical Measurements, Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, New Orleans, LA March 3, 2001.

  • H. K. Liu, G. Harris (TS): Workshop on Advanced Mass Measurements, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD October, 2001.

  • J. J. Filliben and SED staff Pi Experiment, NIST Centennial Open House, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, May 10, 11, 2001.

  • J. J. Filliben, Experiment Design for Hazard Identification and Reduction, Consumer Product Safety Comission, Bethesda, MD, 4-Day Workshop: March 15, 27, April 12, 26, 2001.

  • J. J. Filliben, Statistics Tutorial and e-Handbook, Combined-Regional Measurement Assurance Programs (RMAP) Metrology Meeting, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, March 21,22, 2001.
Workshops for previous years are documented in the SED yellow books: Additional web pages related to the following workshops, conferences, and professional society short courses are available:
SED Sponsored Seminars and Talks by SED Staff SED sponsors seminars. These seminars occur on average about once a month, although this will vary depending on the availability of the desired speakers. Speakers are sometimes SED staff, but are more often from outside NIST. These seminars are typically one hour talks open to SED and NIST staff. Speakers generally spend the day meeting with SED staff. These meetings with SED staff will sometimes include NIST scientists and engineers with a specific interest in the topic of the seminar.

In addition to the SED seminar series, SED staff also give talks to both NIST and external groups. These are documented in the SED yellow books:

Date created: 2/1/2002
Last updated: 2/1/2002
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