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ASTM International Visits Drexel University

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Dr. Jonathan Cheng, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, Drexel University, and Kevin Shanahan, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International, participated in an educational event for engineering students at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa., on April 21, 2008.  

An ASTM International member for more than 20 years, Dr. Cheng is active in Committee D35 on Geosynthetics, where he serves as chair of Subcommittee D35.93 on Editorial and Terminology, and Committee E11 on Quality and Statistics. At the event, he explained to the students the value of standards in the geosynthetics field and the importance of participation in ASTM technical committees.

Drexel student Peter Brazaitis, a senior majoring in civil engineering and president of the Drexel student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), helped organize the event in conjunction with ASTM International.

ASTM International continues to promote academic outreach to universities and students as well as the Standards on Campus product. For more information, please contact Ileane Smith (phone: 610-832-9552;