Standardization News

An organization can’t merely adapt to change. It must anticipate it.One of the key reasons ASTM International has continued to grow and thrive for 120 years is that we have thought carefully about... read more
Editor’s Note: In August, Kathie Morgan gave the keynote address at the 67th conference of SES – The Society for Standards Professionals in Nashville, Tennessee. The subject of the conference was “... read more
On my first day as president last year, I visited the Virginia Beach Fire Department’s training facility. First responders and other ASTM International members were using our standards to test the... read more
How do you become a renowned technical expert and a dynamic leader at the same time? One proven answer is to get involved in ASTM International.Creating and revising the world’s most respected... read more
Many membership-driven associations and organizations are predominantly led at the executive staff and board levels by people who have decades of experience. ASTM International is no exception. We... read more
As I thought about this special themed issue on women in standards, I reflected on my early association with ASTM. As a recent chemical engineering graduate, I was hired in September 1984 as a staff... read more
 It’s easy to help someone understand how ASTM International supports them in their professional or personal life if you have about 30 minutes to talk. Our standards relate to so many industries... read more
Thank you for your support in my first year as president. Thinking about the last 12 months, I wanted to reflect on some big steps we have taken together.In January, the ASTM International family had... read more
When you’ve been with an organization for 33 years, you see change.One of the biggest changes I’ve seen is how dramatically our member and customer expectations have evolved.In years past, members... read more
At a historic United Nations summit in 2015, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Since then, governments, businesses, and civil society have partnered with the United Nations to... read more