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It is an exciting time at ASTM International. We are quickly approaching our 125th Anniversary in 2023 and the planning is underway. This has allowed me the opportunity to look back at the... read more

At times, many of us have struggled to explain the societal impact of ASTM International to someone unfamiliar with our work or mission. I know it has taken me a few years to perfect that elevator... read more

A new year gives us the opportunity to look back over the previous months with introspection. For many of us, 2020 is not a year we’d be interested in repeating or dissecting. It was a year filled... read more

As many of you know, nearly a year ago we assembled an internal team (of which I am a member) whose role it is to review our culture, create recommendations, and help us strengthen our commitment... read more

A few years ago, I attended an ISO [International Organization for Standardization] General Assembly in Berlin, Germany, where the theme was “Open Minded, Open for Change.” I found this lens of... read more

At times during the past few months, it has felt as though our entire world was coming to a screeching halt. But in that time, I’ve learned that the business of standards never stops. Together we... read more

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of... read more

Building a house or doing a big renovation project might be one of your New Year’s resolutions. If you or a friend has ever undertaken something like that in the past, you have probably seen “ASTM... read more

18 years ago, we put a flag in the ground and changed our name from “ASTM” to “ASTM International” because our standards development process supports consensus irrespective of national borders.... read more

As more women complete education and/or training in technical fields, organizations like ASTM International are growing stronger due to their contributions to the global standardization community... read more