Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-06 08:02:27



Honors Course

BIOL 499

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


Standardization of business management systems is a vital part of the economic climate, as it allows for fair play between all competitors and encourages growth. The International Organization of Standardization (ISO) independently provides hundreds of standards ranging through dozens of different fields, providing standards applying to topics from quality management to material composition. Not much is readily available on the topics of ISO 9001, which outlines quality management systems (QMS) ISO 14001, which details environmental management systems (EMS), and their relation to ISO 18457, which explains what composes a biomimetic material or product. A literature review was conducted to gather more information on the contents of all three standards and how they relate to one another, with a greater focus on application in the Aerospace industry. It was found that application of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 act as both a method for environmental protection and economic benefit when applied, as ISO 9001 enforces continuous improvement of quality and ISO 14001 requires more efficient, waste-reducing practices which can make an excellent impression for investors (Johnstone & Hallberg, 2020).

Research Sponsor

Peter H. Niewiarowski

First Reader

Randall Mitchell

Second Reader

Henry Astley

Honors Faculty Advisor

Brian Bagatto

Proprietary and/or Confidential Information


Honors Proposal Cover Sheet signed all.pdf (345 kB)
Proposal Cover Sheet

WHC-HRP Final Signature Page Filled.docx (97 kB)
Final Signature Sheet



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