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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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The American National Standards Institute, in conjunction with its Committee on Education, is pleased to announce its fifth annual student paper competition as part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness among postsecondary students of the... 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
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
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
ASTM Members Offer Assistance and Support for College and University Efforts Students from the City College of New York attend the first installment of the Phase II environmental site assessments course through the college's Department of Earth... more
Teaching the Value of Standards Through Senior Design Work My standards education began in 1990 when I became the chairman of an ASTM International task group. I was the group leader of R&D for a medical device manufacturer, recognized the need... more
The Case for Standards in the Classroom It is vitally important, for many reasons, that students are introduced to international standards that are relevant to their disciplines during their time at university. These standards often contain... more
The Standards Coordination Office at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology invites applications for the 2016 Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program. This program provides financial support for the... 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