Standardization News

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 Light... 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.Since... 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. We... read more
I remember shopping one afternoon with my son James, who was a year old at the time. He quickly tired of walking and insisted on riding “in the big basket, Mommy, please?” Regrettably, I complied... read more
When you walk into the home of one of the world’s leading standards organizations, what should you see? How should it feel? What resources should be available to you?It is hard to believe that 24... read more
In the Northern Hemisphere, we are approaching spring, which is one of my favorite seasons. Nature is reborn. Weather improves. We spend more time outdoors. And, globally, we come together to focus... read more
I’m thrilled that ASTM International is kicking off 2019 with the first European board chairman in our 120-year history. In addition to being a leader in understanding and developing testing... read more