National Institute of Standards
and Technology is a federal technology agency whose mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. A non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST carries
out its mission through four major programs:
With a staff of about 350 scientists, engineers, technicians, and support personnel, plus some 100 visiting researchers each year, the NIST Boulder Laboratories conduct research in a wide range of chemical, physical, materials, and information sciences and engineering.
NIST's Boulder Laboratories occupy a scenic, 84-hectare campus at the foot of the Colorado Front Range. The campus is shared with offices and laboratories for units of two other Commerce Department agencies:
Aug. 24, 2001