ASTM technical committees are welcome to nominate a candidate who wants to become more active on their committee.
The objective of the Emerging Professionals program is to create a new opportunity with long-term benefits for new members who have demonstrated the potential to be industry and committee leaders.
Up to ten selected candidates per committee week will:
Receive round-trip domestic economy airfare to and from the committee week
Get two-night accommodations in the committee week hotel
Attend an Emerging Professionals Workshop for a comprehensive introduction to ASTM and its standards development process
Receive leadership development training from a professional facilitator and learn skills such as negotiation, consensus building, and problem solving
Participate in technical committee meetings with a committee mentor
Potential candidates for the program shall meet the following criteria:
One to five years’ experience in standards development or in using ASTM standards in their work
Works for a company, association, or government agency, that is currently using and/or developing ASTM standards OR attends a university (graduate level or higher) where their work involves/contributes to a significant ASTM activity
Is available to attend the appropriate technical committee meeting
ASTM International membership is required for the candidate and mentor. Student membership is acceptable for the nominee.
McKinley Advisors in Washington, D.C. will be providing the guest speakers at the October and November workshops. McKinley has decades of experience and a steadfast commitment to advancing the work of mission-driven organizations.
"This was a great experience to become familiar with the elements of standard development as well as to meet peers, ASTM management and staff." - Nima Shamsaei, Auburn University
"The program exceeded my expectations by providing a balanced combination of networking opportunities, committee meetings and learning experiences." - Ash Kotwal, Martin Marietta
"I have submitted my first standard and the first ballot went very well! 100% of acceptance! Thank you for your support and training!" - Carla Divieto, National Institute of Metrological Research, Italy