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ASTM International Continues Support of Local Summer Park Program with T-Shirt Contest, Trip Sponsorships

Children put pencils to paper and put their imaginations to work again this summer to participate in the MacKenzie Park T-Shirt Design Contest sponsored by ASTM International. The children are part of a summer park program located near ASTM International Headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pa.

This year’s winners were announced on August 10 at MacKenzie Park. First and second place winners in the following categories were: (3- to 7-year-olds) Bryanna Phillips, Brett Leflar; (8-  to 10-year-olds) Amanda Phillips, Christina Walski; and (11 and up) Chris Ryan, Michele Hodges.

ASTM International Announces New Appointments of Senior Staff

ASTM International, one of the world's largest standards developing organizations, has announced the promotions of three senior level staff members.  The new appointments will go into effect on July 16, 2007. 

Russian National Standards Body Signs MOU with ASTM International

The national standards body of Russia signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ASTM International on April 4. The agreement was signed by Grigory I. Elkin, head of the Russian Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (GOST R), and James A. Thomas, president, ASTM International, during a meeting between the two executives at the Russian Federal Agency’s headquarters in Moscow.

ASTM International 2007 Advantage Award: Success Stories in Standardization Sought

ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards developing organizations, has initiated the ASTM International 2007 Advantage Award, a case study competition with prizes up to $25,000. The award is an opportunity for the users of ASTM standards worldwide to convey the positive outcomes of an ASTM International standard or a group of ASTM International standards.

ASTM International Visits University of California, Irvine

ASTM International conducted its first campus visit of the year at the University of California, Irvine, on Jan. 31, 2007.  ASTM has marked 2007 as the Year of the Student in an effort to build greater awareness of standardization among students and educators worldwide.  This latest event was coordinated in conjunction with the ASTM standards development meetings held in Anaheim, Calif. the same week. 

ASTM International Announces Publication of STP 1474, Skiing Trauma and Safety: Sixteenth Volume

STP 1474, Skiing Trauma and Safety:  Sixteenth Volume, is now available from ASTM International.  STP 1474 contains ten peer-reviewed papers that provide the latest information on winter sports safety.  Topics covered in the publication include:

ASTM International to Hold Organizational Meeting for New Activity on Inspection of Residential Dwellings

On February 19, 2007, ASTM International (ASTM) will hold an Organizational Meeting for a new standards development activity on Inspection of Residential Dwellings. The meeting will take place in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI), and will be held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109 (phone: 702/794-9412; The meeting will commence at 9:00 a.m.

ASTM International Standards Support Wide Range of Alternative Fuels and Energy

With a growing national focus on the need for cleaner and affordable energy sources, ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world, is a leader in the development of standards across a variety of alternative energy areas.

ASTM International Launches Year of the Student Initiative

ASTM International, one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world, today announced that it is marking 2007 as the Year of the Student. As part of this initiative, ASTM will embark on a series of academic efforts aimed at building greater awareness and involvement in standardization among students and educators worldwide.

The multi-faceted Year of the Student campaign expands on ASTM’s ongoing educational outreach programs, including its popular student membership category launched in 2003. Highlighting the Year of the Student initiative will be:

ASTM International Board of Directors to Meet in Beijing - October 16 - 19, 2006

Building on years of successful cooperation with standards organizations in China, Beijing will be the location of the 2006 fall meeting of the ASTM International Board of Directors.  The ASTM Board meetings, as well as other events, will take place in China’s capital city during the week of October 16, 2006.


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