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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 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
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
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
2013 ASTM Professor of the Year Reflects on Engineering Education In the fall of 2013, Haibin Ning was named the ASTM International 2013 Professor of the Year for his work teaching undergraduate and graduate students about ASTM International... 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
Children's Product Safety and KID's TEST Program Kids In Danger was founded in 1998 after the death of Danny Keysar in a recalled portable crib. Danny's parents first set out to warn other parents of recalled products - something KID still does... more
ASTM Supports Students Incorporating Standards in Academic Work Students who emerge from college or university with an understanding of the role of standards in R&D, product design, securing public health and safety, attaining market access and... more
Polymers Properties Course Work Increases Understanding of ASTM Standards Many of the students at Kettering University in Flint, Mich., undertake cooperative work assignments in the manufacturing sector, where they encounter plastics product design... more