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We’ve all worked the last few years in a mostly remote work environment, conducting meetings on various virtual platforms. Although ASTM International’s technical committees haven’t missed a beat, we’ve noted some differences between virtual and in-... more
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Setting the Standard Washington Internships for Students of Engineering is a nine-week experiential public policy program designed for engineering students between their junior and senior years in college. Each year, up to 15 students are chosen in... more
Lessons Learned While Playing a Game Applicable in Real Life The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Standards Coordination Office offers training to government agencies on standards, conformity assessment and related topics. One such... more
Guidance and Opportunity In a 1999 article for SN, I posed a question about whether standards and codes in engineering higher education were "confounding constraints or helpful hindrances?"1 Well, a decade or so of educational and work experiences... more
New ASTM Resource Provides Materials for Standards Education ASTM International has produced a new academic offering to help university professors provide information about technical standards as part of their engineering and business curricula.... more
New Website Debuts, Hosted by Northwestern University Sandards are boring and should just be left to standards developers. At least that is what many clearly think. Despite the best efforts of ASTM International and other standards organizations,... more
A Report on the 2014 ICES Conference In forming the group that would become the International Cooperation for Education about Standardization, or ICES, John Hill, standards manager at Sun Microsystems, said, "Companies as well as standards bodies... more
Learn how to attract the next generation of standards developers to your technical committee's work through these success stories. An oft-quoted maxim says that if you give someone a fish you may feed them for a day, but if you teach them how to... more
It's never too soon to teach kids about science, engineering… and even standards. There once was a time when science and engineering were considered not only good ways to make a living but maybe even "cool." Today, with changes in aptitudes and... more
ASTM Announces Project Grant Winners Each year ASTM International offers a limited number of $500 grants to university students to help with student design projects that contain an ASTM standards component. The 2015 project grant winners are:... more
(Left to right) Katharine Morgan, executive vice president, ASTM meets with Think Like a Girl co-founders Megan DeGeorge, Alexis Basantis and Gabrielle Rochino, and their adviser, Jennifer A. Kadlowec, Ph.D., head of Rowan's Department of Mechanical... more