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ASTM International Honored Patricia Edwards with the Margaret Dana Award

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ASTM International’s consumer products committee (F15) honored Patricia Edwards, voluntary standards coordinators for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), with the Margaret Dana Award. 

Edwards was recognized for her deep commitment to standards development and consumer product safety and for acting as a driving force for continuous standards improvement. 

An ASTM International member since 1997, Edwards is also a member of the ASTM International committees on textiles (D13), air quality (D22), fire standards (E05), nanotechnology (E56), primary barrier packaging (F02), sports equipment, playing surfaces, and facilities (F08), pedestrian/walkway safety and footwear (F13), consumer products (F15), amusement rides and devices (F24), and additive manufacturing technologies (F42).

Edwards has served in her current role since 2016, having spent over a decade in private consulting before joining CPSC in 1998. She holds a bachelor’s degree in materials engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in materials science and engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

In addition to ASTM International, Edwards is a member of the International Consumer Product Safety and Health Organization, Society for Standards Professionals, and the American National Standards Institute.

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