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As part of its effort to inspire and educate future generations of STEM and standardization professionals about the significance of standards, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will return as an exhibitor at the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 7-8, in Washington, D.C. The free event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will feature over 1,000 leading STEM organizations that will showcase hands-on science and engineering activities for people of all ages.
ANSI’s exhibit theme, “Standards Are Everywhere,” will feature interactive elements for students to see how standards impact specific parts of their lifestyle, with hands-on examples in entertainment, sports, and more. ANSI developed its exhibit theme and materials through the support of the ANSI Committee on Education (CoE) and the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Communications and Continuing Education Committee.
In partnership with nine of its member organizations, ANSI will encourage festival attendees to take part in the "U.S. Standardization System Passport" activity. Kids will be provided with a paper "passport" for collecting stamps from each of the ten organizations' festival booths.
ANSI is a third-time participant at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, which is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.