Georgia Harris has over 30 years of work in U.S. Weights and Measures – 5 with the State of Minnesota and 28 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Georgia is responsible for the evaluation and recognition of the State weights and measures laboratories and the ongoing training and proficiency testing of State weights and measures metrologists. Her work effectively ensures quality measurement results for over 350,000 calibrations annually, half of which form the foundation for the U. S. legal metrology system. She oversees and provides metrology training at NIST and regional training events, ongoing training support and evaluation of measurement proficiency results for over 150 State and industry metrologists through regional measurement assurance programs. She ensures the research, development, and publication of numerous documentary standards required for effective Weights and Measures field enforcement and laboratory activities.
Ms. Harris has published and presented papers and conducted metrology and adult education training throughout the U.S., won best paper awards from MSC, NCSLI, and the American Society for Engineering Education, and has presented papers and conducted training at measurement conferences in Canada, Mexico, South Africa, and Colombia. She was a NIST liaison to the Measurement Science Conference for NIST Seminars for 12 years and a member of the NCSLI Board of Directors for nearly 20 years, including the position of President. She is a member and active with education outreach with NCSLI and the ASQ Measurement Quality Division She has won awards from MSC (1997 Andrew J. Woodington Award), NCSLI (2015 Education and Training Award), ASQ Measurement Quality Division (2011 Max J. Unis Award), and two Bronze Medal awards from NIST.