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Fundamentals of Metrology

Purpose:

Description

The Fundamentals of Metrology seminar will introduce the participant to the concepts of measurement systems, units, measurement uncertainty, measurement assurance, traceability, basic statistics and how they fit into the laboratory Quality Management System. Additional topics covered will include overall Laboratory Management and Laboratory Quality Management Systems as well as specific discussions of the requirements for proficiency testing, calibration report generation, software verification and validation and management reviews. Topics will be covered using a variety of measurement disciplines and case studies so that the participants will be able to apply the concepts to any measurement discipline upon completion. Topics will be covered in a mixture of training styles including lecture, hands-on exercises, case studies and discussion.

Prerequisites

Required prerequisites include having a demonstrated knowledge of basic mathematics (pre-exam) and completion of a number of reading assignments.

Successful Completion

Successful completion requires that participants fully participate in all classroom and laboratory exercises, turn in or present accurate work assignments, and be present for the entire course. There will also be a Final Exam on the last day of the class.

The Final Exam will contribute 50 percent of the grade and the class and laboratory exercises will be 50 percent of the grade. A passing grade on both portions is required to obtain a training certificate that indicates “successful completion” (e.g., getting a 100 percent on the final will not be an excuse to participate minimally in classroom and laboratory.) Successful completion qualifies the participant to participate in the Mass, volume and length seminars, though those may have additional prerequisites.

Cost

The current fee is $1,795 which does NOT include meals, lodging or travel expenses. State weights and measures metrologists are funded by NIST OWM.

Related Project(s):

NIST OWM has a number of other training opportunities scheduled for 2012. For more information:

Speakers:

Georgia L. Harris, Jose Anibal Torres-Ferrer, and L.F. Eason
Office of Weights and Measures
(301) 975-3603

Details:

Start Date: Monday, April 23, 2012
End Date: Friday, April 27, 2012
Location: Gaithersburg 101/B11
Audience: Industry, Government
Format: Seminar

Sponsor(s):

NIST Office of Weights and Measures

Class No.
5163

Registration:

Register for participation using the Office of Weights and Measures Contact Management System. Database users must first establish an account by going to the link listed above. You must register in the OWM Contact Management System to participate in the webinar. Follow the instructions to create an account unless you are already a registered user. Your request will be processed within one business day and then you will be sent a password so that you may begin to use the system. Registered webinar participants will receive an email confirmation and will be provided a web link to make a payment. Funding of State W&M laboratory webinar participants is sponsored by the Office Weights and Measures. If you have any questions, please contact Isabel Chavez at (301) 975-2128.

Registration Contact:

Yvonne Branden,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3272

Isabel Chavez,
Contact Management System Administrator,
(301) 975 - 2128

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Transportation

The Washington Metrorail (light rail system) is available from National Airport (awkward with much luggage). You must purchase a ticket at the National Airport Metro station for the entire trip. Take the Blue Line from the airport, change to the Red Line at Metro Center station and take the Red Line to the last stop at Shady Grove, then take a cab to the hotel. Taxis are also available at a cost between $40 and $50. You may also rent a car if you so desire. Many of the local hotels have a shuttle to and from NIST. Please verify if your hotel has shuttle service to NIST when making room reservations.

Technical Contact:

Val Miller,
Office of Weights and Measures,
(301) 975 - 3602