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See below for Standardization News articles that provide helpful hints for and discussion of various aspects of developing standards in ASTM International, including the regular statistics column DataPoints and PlainTalk by ASTM President James A. Thomas.

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Developing Standards Professionals

In forming the group that would become the International Cooperation for Education about Standardization, or ICES, John Hill, standards manager at Sun Microsystems, said, “Companies as well as standards bodies need well-educated standardization experts. Standardization processes should keep up with the times. Who will progress the theory and practice of standardization? Will universities provide us with such people? My dream is that we cooperate to promote education about standardization and m...


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Power of Participation

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Leveraging Standards in the Energy Resurgence

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Partnering to Meet Standards Goals

When responding to standards needs, ASTM International welcomes the opportunity to partner with othe... READ MORE »

Strategic Standards Management for an Academic Audience

Sandards are boring and should just be left to standards developers.... READ MORE »

The Bridge

Where will we find the next generation of technical experts? That question is deliberated in standar... READ MORE »

Quantile Estimation

Q. Which method of quantile estimation should be used? ... READ MORE »

Collaborating for Consensus

Partnering is an important strategy for 21st century business and government. Bringing multiple stak... READ MORE »

Preparing Tomorrow’s Work Force Today

The education of students pursuing careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathemat... READ MORE »

How Normal is Normal?

How can I determine if my data comes from a normal distribution?... READ MORE »

Of SI and Standards

Whether current versions of time-honored standards such as specifications for steel tee rails and ce... READ MORE »