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ASTM International Sponsors Ohio State Student in 2013 WISE Program

ASTM International will sponsor Connor Slone, a materials science and engineering student at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, in the 2013 Washington Internships for Students of Engineering program.

A junior at Ohio State, Slone’s areas of interest include biomimetic materials and the formability of structural metals. He is a student member of ASTM International.

Slone hopes to explore nanotechnology as it relates to public policy during his time in Washington. “Nanomaterials have the capacity to greatly improve the number and properties of materials at the disposal of engineers and businesses, but a thorough understanding of their full impact is essential,” says Slone.

Ranked as one of the best internship opportunities in the United States by the Princeton Review, the WISE program is a paid 10-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. The interns are outstanding third- or fourth-year engineering students selected in a nationwide competition. During the program, interns learn about the public policy process, including how government officials make decisions on complex technological issues and how engineers can contribute to legislative and regulatory public policy decisions.

To learn more about the WISE program, visit the WISE website. For further information on ASTM’s academic outreach activities, visit ASTM’s website or contact Jim Olshefsky, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9714).

This article appears in the issue of Standardization News.