In the January/February 2024 issue of Standardization News, I spoke with several ASTM International members who are involved with academic research and education: Janet L. Gbur (Case Western…

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“Professional beer taster” might sound like a dream job title. However, Ali Schultz, sensory manager for New Belgium Brewing Company, emphasizes that it’s not all fun and games. Schultz is an…

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Sustainability has become a key concern across society, affecting how we think—and how we work. In the November/December 2023 issue of…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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