INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS & EDUCATORS
The Handbook of Standardization
This guide to understanding today's global standards development system provides an overview of how the complex world of standards works. For the novice as well as the experienced professional, this concise overview explains how standards are developed and used in the United States and around the globe.Teaching Standards in the Classroom: One Professor's Story
Get a birds-eye view of some lucky mechanical engineering students who learn about standards in their classrooms. Michael Jenkins, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle teaches ASTM standards as part of his curriculum. Learn Jenkins' views on engineering education, and how and why standards should be required learning.10 Minute Video
Comprehensive, informative, and enjoyable, this short video captures the purpose of ASTM. "ASTM: A Proven Partnership" explains what ASTM does, who does it, and why it's done. Highlights include: Testimonials by U.S. Representatives and industry leaders, historical footage, frames of technical committee meetings in session, as well as footage from inside ASTM's international headquarters plus an informational brochure about ASTM on the inside flap. Also available in PAL format for European use, the video can be obtained by contacting Josephine Felizzi (e-mail: email@example.com)Engineers Create ASTM
Engineers established ASTM in 1898 when frequent rail breaks required better, more uniform materials. Click for a six-paragraph chronological overview of ASTM.