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Alan Veith quit what he called his “day job” 28 years ago. But he has never stopped working for ASTM International. In fact, his tenure could very well be a record, though current membership records do not stretch back far enough to confirm. After... more
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Q. Why was the IO Partnership organized? A. The International Organisations (IO) Partnership was set up to offer a voluntary platform that fosters collective action among IOs and their constituents in support of greater quality, effectiveness, and... more
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An Interview with Teresa Cendrowska, Vice President of Global Cooperation at ASTM International   Q. How does the ASTM International Memorandum of Understanding program support United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #9 on Industry, Innovation,... more
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Q. How did you get involved with research and work related to oil spill response? Why is this work important to you? A. I began working on oil spills in 1974, and through the years I’ve worked on various aspects of them, including the science,... more
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Are there particular areas or industries where you have seen the positive impact of the work of ICONTEC? During its more than 56 years, ICONTEC has been able to positively impact different sectors. A priority in its mission as a national standards... more
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How are standards important to ENSO? When you have an organization like ASTM building international standards, it helps reduce market fragmentation that would otherwise occur. One thing that ASTM does really well is creating standards and bringing... more
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What is the significance of including biodiesel in more traditional fuels and fuels standards? With today’s regulations, the National Biodiesel Board wants to bring forth credible technical evidence for biodiesel as a fuel component in today’s... more
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What does your organization bring to the new ASTM International Center of Excellence? Steven Taylor, Auburn University: Auburn brings to the table vast experience in education and workforce development and in research — we have faculty researching... more
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How has your experience as a survivor of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, informed your work? It was a life-changing event for me, both personally and for my goals in life. It helped me realize that resilience and disaster prevention would become my... more
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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 architecture program where you spent your summer on... more

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