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ASTM International Awards $10,000 Scholarships to Four Graduate Students

Today, ASTM International announced the graduate student winners of four $10,000 scholarships for their studies in fields where technical standards play a crucial role. This year’s winners were chosen from a competitive pool of more than 50 applications.

The following candidates will receive the 2021 ASTM International graduate scholarships:

ASTM International’s Flagship Journal Receives Increased Impact Factor Rating

ASTM International announced today the Journal of Testing and Evaluation, the organization’s flagship journal, received an increased 2020 impact factor rating of 1.264, up nearly 45% from the previous year.

The impact factor is calculated each year by Clarivate Analytics and given to journals that appear in their database, Science Citation Index. 

ASTM International’s Geotechnical Testing Journal Receives Increased Impact Factor Rating

ASTM International announced today the Geotechnical Testing Journal received an increased 2020 impact factor rating of 1.469, up nearly 14% from the previous year.

The impact factor is calculated each year by Clarivate Analytics and given to journals that appear in their database, Science Citation Index. 

Launched in 1978, the Geotechnical Testing Journal covers test methods for soil and rock, sampling, nomenclature, and practices relating to the determination of properties and behavior of soil and rock for engineering purposes, and for soil as a medium for plant growth.

Major ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Conference Announces Program

A preliminary program for the 2021 ASTM International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ICAM 2021) is now available. Sponsored by the ASTM International Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence, ICAM 2021 will be held November 1-5, 2021 in Anaheim, California, USA.

This is ASTM International’s sixth annual flagship event related to standardization, qualification, and certification with an emphasis on industry-specific requirements addressing the entire AM process chain. 

ASTM International to Resume In-Person Committee Meetings in October

Today, global standards organization ASTM International announced plans to host their fall committee week in person, October 3-8, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, following a review of pandemic metrics, government guidelines, and member survey results.

ASTM International is committed to the health and safety of members and staff. The organization will be closely monitoring the guidelines set by the CDC, state and local governments, and the hotel venue to ensure compliance at the time of the meeting. 

ASTM International Signs Memorandum of Understanding with NSERC HI-AM Network

Representatives from global standards organization ASTM International and Canada-based NSERC Network for Holistic Innovation in Additive Manufacturing (HI-AM Network) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement will support closer cooperation between ASTM and HI-AM Network to support the development of additive manufacturing standards.

ASTM International and Burkina Faso National Standards Body Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Representatives from global standards organization ASTM International and Agence Burkinabé de Normalisation, de la Métrologie et de la Qualité (ABNORM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement will foster a closer working relationship between the two standards organizations.

The MoU also seeks to strengthen the relationship to enhance support for the needs of the people of Burkina Faso, continue growth of the economy of Burkina Faso, and aid in the development of Burkinabe national standards for health, safety, and the environment.

ASTM International Unveils Annual Report, Highlights Collaborative PPE Forum at Business Meeting

Global standards organization ASTM International held its annual business meeting today. The virtual event celebrated last year’s standards development successes, including efforts to support the fight against COVID-19, and unveiled the 2020 annual report.

ASTM International and API Partner to Harmonize Petroleum Standards in West Africa

Global standards organization ASTM International and the American Petroleum Institute (API) today announced a partnership on a project aimed at harmonizing petroleum standards in the West African region, with impact in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal. The three-year project is supported by the USAID Standards Alliance and managed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

ASTM International and HFES Announce Cooperative Agreement for Exoskeletons

Representatives of ASTM International and The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) recently signed a letter of cooperation supporting exoskeleton standards development. 

The letter of cooperation is intended to encourage technical excellence in exoskeletons and their enabling technologies through the application of standards. Additional goals include efforts to enhance technical knowledge and facilitate HFES’ input in the development of standards to reflect human-centric solutions.

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