National Institute of Standards and Technology's major accomplishments
of the past 100 yearsand their impact on industry, science
and technology, the nation's economy, and the publicare highlighted
in a 56-page, illustrated booklet, which is reproduced on this web
site. The main text summarizes dominant themes of NIST's work during
various time periods, organized in chronological order. Links to
each of the 10 major sections and accompanying photographs are provided
in the Table of Contents below. Within each section are additional
links to text boxes and photographs with captions that detail the
most significant individual achievements of the relevant time period.
(Click on each photo to view a larger image.) A single copy of the
printed brochure can be obtained by calling 301-975-NIST (6478)
or sending an email to email@example.com.
he new millennium
is opening with the Information Age shining on its horizon, just
as the last century unfolded with the dawn of the Age of Electricity.
Americans have experienced a 100-year span of extraordinary improvements
in the U.S. economy and quality of life. Since 1901, the National
Institute of Standards and Technology has contributed to these advances
by building the foundations for technological progress.
NIST has been
a reliable source of assistance to industry, science, and government.
Its research, measurement tools, and technical services are integrated
deeply into many of the systems and operations that drive the economy.
Factories, communication and transportation networks, laboratories,
hospitals, educational organizations, service companies, and the
extended enterprises of the new economy all rely on NIST.
On the threshold
of its second century, NIST is committed to partnering even more
vigorously with industry, science, and government to build an advanced
science and technology infrastructure-the foundations needed to
ensure future progress and prosperity for U.S. industry and the
Last updated: 5/29/01