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It’s a college graduate’s nightmare. You earn your undergraduate degree with a stellar grade point average, over-the-top recommendations from your professors, and an induction into your discipline’s honor society, but, for some reason, no one will hire you. In today’s job market, competition is fierce. Good grades are not enough to land a job or even pursue a graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, commonly known as STEM. Before you graduate, you’ll need real-world experience to help you stand out from the crowd. A summer internship can give you that experience. My own undergraduate summer internship experiences taught me how to apply the science that I learned in the classroom to the real world. During my most memorable…

Welcome to the brand new NIST blog, Taking Measure. Taking measure is what we do at NIST, both figuratively and literally. We are constantly looking ahead to where science and technology are going so that we can figure out how to best serve our country. Our researchers are experts in measurement science, which is key to—among other things—making sure that you get the right dose of medicine, that car and computer parts built around the world fit together, and that we have the foundational knowledge we need to create new technologies. Through this blog, we’d like to share with you our excitement and passion for the work we do. I hope we can answer some of your questions about science…

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