Standardization News

Technical reports help make your information available. Longer than a journal paper, shorter than other publications, reports offer a peer-reviewed format to share work that may or may not otherwise call for full-consensus standards. Think of it... 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
Meeting Change Head-On Most of us can earn a satisfactory wage. But do you ever wonder how much more you could contribute to society if your self-image evolved from being a specialist to being a savvy, all-around individual who has a technical... more