Casandra W. Robinson is a physical scientist in the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Standards Coordination Office. She is responsible for leading the development of documentary standards and coordinating with NIST technical units, other federal agencies, industry, and relevant stakeholders in the development of standards and conformity assessment systems. Overall, NIST advances measurement science, standards, and technology to enhance U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness.
An ASTM International Award of Merit honoree, Robinson became a member in 2006. She is vice chair of the homeland security applications committee (E54) and vice chair of one E54 subcommittee. In addition, she is a member of the committees on textiles (D13), leather (D31), pedestrian/walkway safety and footwear (F13), and personal protective clothing and equipment (F23). She was also recognized with the E54 Award of Appreciation in 2013.
Prior to joining NIST in 2012, she was a Program Manager with the U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River National Laboratory. For the previous 5 years, she supported the National Institute of Justice’s Standards and Testing Program with development of performance standards and conformity assessment for public safety equipment.
Robinson has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Clemson University and a master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Alabama. In addition to ASTM International, she is the federal co-chair for both the American National Standards Institute’s Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative (HDSSC) and the Standards Coordination SubGroup, part of the InterAgency Board for Emergency Preparedness and Response.