For the November-December 2022 issue of Standardization News, Drexel University engineering librarian Jay Bhatt spoke about the role of librarians in the world of standards. Bhatt…read more
Q. For the laypeople in our audience, can you tell us a little about distillers grains and why they are so important to both the economy and society in general?
A. Distillers…read more
Q. How did you get involved in standards work and why is it important?
A. After college, I was very quickly exposed to the existence of standards and their importance. I was a…read more
Q. How did you get into engineering and the field of standards?
A. I majored in civil engineering, and I think my first exposure to standards occurred during my…read more
Q. What are some of the greatest cyber threats facing the world today, and how can standards help combat them?
A. The greatest cybersecurity threats, in my opinion, are the ones that…read more
Q. How does your experience in negotiations with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee, including the role of standards in trade, inform your…read more
Q. What is the focus of ASTM’s Washington, D.C., office?
A. The Washington office works at the intersection of policy, trade, and outreach. Our team — Craig Updyke, Matt Pezzella, and…read more
Q. Why are ASTM International standards so important to the field of construction?
Margaret Farabaugh: I think ASTM standards really affect almost every aspect of…read more
Q. Why do you believe education about standards and standards development is important?
A. Janet Gbur: Standards organizations, ABET [originally the…read more
Q. You have long been involved with ASTM and work on committees such as roofing and waterproofing (D08) and rubber and rubber-like materials (D11), which are seemingly unrelated to…read more