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Engineering

Engineering

General

▶Agencies

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (Commerce Dept.), Engineering Laboratory, 100 Bureau Dr., MS 8600, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8600; (301) 975-5900. Fax, (301) 975-4032. Joannie Chin, Director (Acting), (301) 975-6815.

General email, el@nist.gov

Web, www.nist.gov/el

Performs analytical, laboratory, and field research in the area of building technology and its applications for building usefulness, safety, and economy; produces performance criteria and evaluation, test, and measurement methods for building owners, occupants, designers, manufacturers, builders, and federal, state, and local regulatory authorities.

National Science Foundation (NSF), Engineering Directorate (ENG/ OAD), 2415 Eisenhower Ave., Room C 14000, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 292-8300. Fax, (703) 292-9467. Stacey Standridge, Director, (202) 517-1035.

General email, engwebmaster@nsf.gov

Web, www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=eng and Twitter, @NSF_ENG

Supports fundamental research and education in engineering through grants and special equipment awards. Programs are designed to enhance ...

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