Joint APEC/ANSI Meeting Shared Strategies for Effective Standards Education in the Asia-Pacific Region
by GSI staff March 04, 2011
Standards experts and officials from the Asia-Pacific region covened for the “Opportunities and Challenges for Education on Standardization in Universities”.
Representatives from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies met in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 28 at a joint meeting of the APEC Subcommittee's Project Advisory Group on Education and ANSI's Committee on Education. The joint meeting, "Opportunities and Challenges for Education on Standardization in Universities", facilitated discussion among more than 100 leaders from government agencies, industry, and prominent universities from APEC economies. Read the press release here…
In a series of panel discussions, representatives from the APEC economies discussed various aspects of standards-related education, including:
- Specific mechanics of developing a university-level standards education program
- Integrating standards-related education into business, legal, and public policy curricula in addition to engineering programs
- The importance of standards education to industry, government, and academia
- Opportunities and challenges in standards education including topical issues such as standards and intellectual property.
"..we need to share best practices on our wide range of approaches...so that the teaching of standards incorporates the wide variety of policy, legal, and business environments in our region,” - Patrick Gallagher, NIST