NextGen: Project Grants, Paper Competition, and More
ASTM Selects Project Grant Winners
ASTM International has awarded five project grants for university students to help with senior or graduate design projects that contain an important ASTM standards component.
The following students have won the 2023 $500 grants (relevant ASTM committees shown in parentheses):
Andre van Grieken and Steven Bernal-Diaz, Florida State University, “Development and Validation of an Induced Hypothermai Thermoregulation Model for Assessing Patient Warming Devices” (Committee on personal protective clothing and equipment [F23]).
Calli Sipin, Tobias Van Schaick, Ashka Patel, and Julia Kautz, Northeastern University, “An Implantable Osseointegrative Pylon for Transradial Amputation” (Committee on medical and surgical materials and devices [D04]).
Erica Roche, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, “Seasonality of Water Quality Parameters of natural Seawater Water Collected for Biodegradation Testing” (Committees on water [D19] and plastics [D20]).
Jeremy Mayzak, Ben Stuhr, James Williams, Shawn King, Simon Mastroserio, and Aaron Hibbert, Rochester Institute of Technology, “RIT Space Exploration Mars Drone Project (Committee on unmanned aircraft systems [F38]).
Wentao Chen, Mengjie (Kaylee) Xie, and Aashay Shah, University of California, Irvine, “Drone Remote ID for Anti-Collision” (F38).
ANSI Announces 2024 Student Paper Competition
The American National Standards Institute has announced that artificial intelligence (AI) will be the topic of their 2024 Student Paper Competition. Students are encouraged to enter papers that attempt to answer the question: “What role do or could standards play in safe and effective implementation of artificial intelligence applications/systems?”
In their papers, students should choose an industry sector and explore the ways in which AI standards play a role in achieving a positive impact or could do so in the future. Papers should identify a relevant standard or multiple standards and discuss how it/they can contribute to strategies and solutions for AI.
Entries must be submitted by June 7, 2024, to email@example.com. For requirements and further information, visit the ANSI website. Students at the Rochester Institute of Technology received one of five ASTM International project grants to fund work on their project on a potential Mars drone using standards developed by ASTM’s committee on unmanned aircraft systems (F38).
Students at the Rochester Institute of Technology received one of five ASTM International project grants to fund work on their project on a potential Mars drone using standards developed by ASTM’s committee on unmanned aircraft systems (F38).
ASTM International has been conducting its Emerging Professionals (EP) program for nine years. The goal of the program is to train the next generation in the standards development process in preparation for them to become future technical committee leaders. In November, ASTM celebrated the 300th member to go through the program. The ASTM EP team continues to track past graduates of the program and has been impressed with their level of dedication and engagement.
Members of the Theme Park Engineering and Design (TPED) group at Colorado School of Mines attended October’s meeting of ASTM International’s amusement rides and devices committee (F24). The group is open to all students interesting in working in the amusement attraction design, engineering, and operations/management fields. ■