Standardization News

Why did you become an engineer?I was going to be an architect. I thought it would be cool to design buildings, and I had an uncle who was an architect. I started thinking about that and went to an... read more
You currently lead the U.S. Department of Defense Manufacturing Institutes. Why are they important? What is their impact?The Department of Defense Manufacturing Institutes help develop nascent... read more
What sparked your interest in materials engineering for medical applications?In high school, I wrote a science report about bone. I had to describe the structure of bone and how it worked. I became... read more
  Manuel LascarroWhat large infrastructure projects are being developed in Latin America and how will standards help make them a reality?Since the construction of the original Panama Canal... read more
Why is Inspectorate involved with ASTM’s Proficiency Testing Program?One of the primary reasons Inspectorate has been involved, and probably the most important, is that it is an excellent quality... read more
An Interview with Shaun E. Donnelly of the U.S. Council for International Business From the perspective of a career in diplomacy and international business, Shaun E. Donnelly talks about business,... read more
An Interview with Emily Bremer of the Administrative Conference of the United States1 Incorporation by reference, and the related study and recommendations by the Administrative Conference of the... read more
The director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology talks about the institute, its realignment, and the ongoing and growing importance of standards.The White House has indicated a... read more
Alex King talks about the management of rare and critical resources. How are rare earth materials critical in clean energy and manufacturing? Almost anything that you use contains some materials... read more
An Interview with Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and more are all part... read more